What is InSTEM?
InSTEM (Indigenous STEM) is a branch of Geering Up that is focused on collaborating with Indigenous community partners to create and deliver relevant and impactful programming. Through this initiative, we bring hands-on curriculum and exciting activities to 200 classrooms and 26 communities all across BC each year.
Land-Based Learning in Kwadacha
What are our goals?
Our goal is to make high quality STEM content accessible to all students. A large part of this is made possible through collaboration with our community partners to identify opportunities for curriculum co-development and targeted workshops to compliment existing teachings.
We aim to grow and deepen our relationships with all of the communities we currently visit. In 2018/2019, we created a team of Outreach Instructors who worked throughout the school year delivering workshops to students Sept-May. This helped us reach 2,700 kids and youth, many of whom are Indigenous; we will continue to do this in the 2019/2020 school year.
InSTEM Mentorship Program
A program that cultivates supportive relationships between mentors and youth, exposing them to the available opportunities at the post-secondary level.
Engineering and science workshops based on the B.C. curriculum consisting of exciting demonstrations, interactive experiments, and hands-on activities.
Land Based Programming
Allow us to collaborate with your community and Elders to incorporate traditional knowledge with STEM programming.