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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

-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.


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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