#BackToSTEM Twitter Chat Tomorrow

Kids looking through telescope.

Kids at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School check out the stars over Manhattan using a telescope that they built themselves.

This post originally appeared in The Coalition for Science After School’s blog.

Are you ready to start fresh this fall with great STEM activities in your after school program?

The Coalition for Science After School will host a Twitter chat Wednesday, August 15, at 12PDT/3EDT about getting ready to start a new school year—and a new year of after school—full of programs rich in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

During this conversation, you will have the opportunity to share your tips for getting kids excited about science, discuss strategies for incorporating science into other after school activities, and learn about STEM resources and best practices in after school science education.

The chat will be co-hosted by The Coalition for Science After School (@sciafterschool), The National Girls Collaborative Project (@NGCProject), The New York Academy of Sciences (@NYASK12), and The Afterschool Alliance (@Afterschool4All).

Featured Tweeters joining us will be other special guests from community organizations who are bringing STEM into learning experiences, including the Partnership for Youth Development (@NOLAYouthDev), the Executive Director of the National Afterschool Association Gina Warner (@NatAfterSchool), and the Director of the Coalition for Science After School Carol Tang (@CarolTang1).

To join the chat and see what others are saying:

  • Go to tweetchat.com and search for the hashtag #BackToSTEM.
  • You do not need a Twitter account to follow the chat, but you do need one to comment or ask questions. If you need to set up a twitter account, you can sign up at twitter.com. It’s free to join and only takes a minute.
  • To join the discussion, sign into TweetChat using your Twitter account and enter your tweets in the box at the top of the page. TweetChat automatically includes the hashtag for you.
  • Each tweet is limited to 140 characters (including the hashtag #BacktoSTEM) but feel free to multiple tweets to pose a question or respond to a comment.

The Coalition’s Twitter handle is @sciafterschool. Feel free to submit questions in advance, either by sending us a message on Twitter or emailing them to sarah.elovich@berkeley.edu.

Looking forward to seeing you on the chat!