Where are great ideas related to science and innovation being brought to life for middle school students this summer? At VCU's da Vinci Works program. The da Vinci Works program is an innovation ecosystem where VCU students of various disciplines who have a passion to create come together to develop, test and execute their ideas. For six weeks, college students gather in a VCU studio workshop steeped in the tradition of Leonardo da Vinci, one of history's greatest innovators.
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If you’d like to find out how great ideas come to life – check out what’s happening at VCU’s da Vinci Center on Thursday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Engage), a program of the Greater Richmond Chamber, is hosting its second event in a three-part series that focuses on the Millennial generation’s values and interests.
PBS KIDS recently launched a new web-based program on environmental science called Plum Landing. A digital adventure designed to engage 6- to 9-year olds in environmental science through animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and an interactive mobile app: Plum’s Photo Hunt. All of the Plum Landing resources, including standards-based tools for educators, are free.
Math anxiety can easily undermine the hard work your child has invested throughout the year, lowering their scores on standardized tests and jeopardizing their chances to take advanced classes or enroll in the schools of their choice. Studies have shown math anxiety impacts up to half of all students in various ways. However, with the proper approach, it can be effectively addressed and met with an “I can do it!” attitude.
This week on “What’s Bugging You?” entomologist Dr. Art Evans and 88.9 WCVE producer Steve Clark discuss the plight of Bumble Bees and how listeners can get involved with a new Citizen Science project.
Article by Sathya Achia Abraham, Virginia Commonwealth University – Science, technology, engineering, math and health (STEM-H) are a daily part of life – the technology that is integral to most workplaces, the medication that treats illnesses, the roadways and buildings that provide routes to travel and shelters for housing.
Chesterfield County’s Rockwood Nature Center is partnering with nationally recognized artist Robert Louis Caldwell to highlight the beauty of the natural world in honor of Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:00-9:00 p.m., this free event will include art, animals, free seedlings, bluegrass music and more.
Green schools are popping up throughout the nation and receive this title based on a variety of components. Organizations such as Virginia Naturally in our home state recognize schools that are making the efforts to promote students and teachers who are “going green.” So what are some things that schools have implemented that closely match this mission?