Connecting STEM to the Natural World!

  • Summer Camp
    Summer Camp
  • Year Round Field Trips
    Year Round Field Trips
  • STEM Challenge Clubs
    STEM Challenge Clubs
  • STEM@Night
    STEM@Night

A place where STEM is encouraged through hands-on, minds-on and feet-on-the ground exploration of the natural world.

STEM is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Science is the study of the natural world. Technology is any tool that helps us do work. Engineering is way of thinking to solve problems. Math is a language related to quantities and measurements.

Our goals are to breakdown stereotypes related to STEM, to challenge all children to be their best, and to provide meaningful learning opportunities which engage and encourage. Programming includes field trips, STEM@Night, summer camps, Family STEM Nights, and professional development for teachers, administrators, and out-of-school time professionals.

Over 4,000 Children Served

STEM Field TripsSTEM Summer CampsSTEM at night

The STEM Connection is a non-profit corporation aimed at facilitating hands-on, minds-on, feet-on-the ground science, technology, engineering and math experiences at Moore Road Farm and other educational sites. The STEM Connection 30 acre outdoor learning site at Moore Road Farm is in the Traders Point Rural Historic District conveniently located on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The ecosystems of the farm include deciduous forest, Eagle Creek, fields of crops and a garden open for exploration and learning. Programming is connected with ongoing conservation projects that honor the land and waterways of Indiana and seeks to grant access to those underrepresented in the STEM fields. Currently, over 4,000 children and adults are served yearly through The STEM Connection programming which includes year round field trips, clubs, summer camps, professional development and traveling STEM experiences.

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2018 Awards

-River-Friendly Farmer Award from the local Soil and Water Conservation District. This award recognizes farmers who, through good protection management practices, kelp keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

-2018 McKinney Family Foundation Scholarship award recipient to attend Fundraising and Advocacy for Environmental Nonprofits offered by The Fund Raising School

IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

2017 Awards

-Joe Wright Recognition of Excellence Award by the Environmental Educators Association of Indiana

-Hoosier Chapter Soil And Water Conservation Society’s Education and Communications award for 2017!

-SYPF grant recipient 2016, 2017

-Intern, Madeline Anderson – 2017 Excellence in Summer Service Education Award Recipient

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