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NonProfit Spotlight: The STEM Connection

As parents we get excited when we find programs that will fit our kids perfectly. This happened to me when I can across The STEM Connection. I’m pretty sure my 5-year-old daughter is going to want to live there year round. It is a nonprofit organization that utilizes Moore Road Farm, their 30 acres of outdoor space, to inspire kids in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on, minds-on and feet-on-the-ground programming.

Different ecosystems are maintained including: deciduous forest, Eagle Creek, fields of crops, and gardens. This provides an array of educational opportunities for all ages.

Year-round programs like field trips, family hikes, after school STEM challenge clubs, traveling STEM experiences, and summer camps are focused on Indiana science standards, conservation and inspiring STEM careers. A few summer topics include: The Amazing Animal Kingdom, What Can You Be?, and Citizen Scientist. As a parent, I love that it is a balance of learning but also spending the summer outside.

We are happy to now be including their programs on our calendar and summer camp guide:

You can also find more information on their website…

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2018 Awards

-SYPF Grant recipient 2016, 2017, 2018

-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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