What is the Hour of Code? A Few Need to Knows: Hour of Code is a global movement. Anyone can organize an Hour of Code. Activities are available year round, though it is celebrated each year during Computer Science Education Week in December. Hour of Code activities and tutorials are available in 45 languages and[…]
Could You Be a Citizen Scientist?
What does it mean to be a citizen scientist? The definition of Citizen Science is scientific research conducted in whole or in part by amateur scientists. Who are amateur scientists? You and I can fit the bill. Citizen science, sometimes described as public participation in scientific research, can be community driven research or global investigation.[…]
What is a STEM Career?
Do STEM careers include the arts? STEM is so important to our future and the future of our children. STEM Careers are careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, the careers that will be in demand in the future, and grow the economy of tomorrow. When you think STEM careers, you might think of jobs[…]
5 Questions to Ask Building Your Brand
What is your STEM Program’s Brand? One of the first things STEM programs have to decide is who its audience will be. Are you looking to provide new opportunities to underserved populations in the local community. Maybe you are trying to find environmentally concerned middle schoolers to become citizen scientists. Maybe your goal is to[…]
The Power of Creativity in STEM
Is creativity the secret sauce of STEM, science technology engineering math? Creativity is labeled the global success skill of 2030 and beyond. There will be challenges that require creative problem solving so let’s be creative! STEM & Design are natural partners. After all you can’t build anything without design. Apple stands out as a company[…]
How To Launch Your STEM Camp or Club
Free Planning & Costs Checklist Have you thought about starting a STEM or STEAM Club. Maybe Summer and Holiday Camps? We actually started our business running STEM programs because we were looking for fun and challenging activities for our own children. Are your kids future ready? We all want to give kids that extra advantage[…]
STEM Education Opportunities in Rural Areas
We have been working with budding entrepreneurs in an exciting space to reinvigorate STEM education in rural America. We wanted to share this new (for us) perspective on STEM education needs and opportunities. We were surprised by what is considered rural. According to the Census Bureau About 60 million people, or one in five Americans, live[…]
Entrepreneurship Not 1 Size Fits All
What type of entrepreneur are you? When we think of entrepreneurship we often think of startups with revolutionary ideas coming together to fix a problem or develop something new that we didn’t even know we needed. The good news is that entrepreneurship is not limited to startups. It is not limited to the next technology[…]
Girls Have a Superpower in STEM Innovation
Close the STEM Gender Gap: Girls Have a Superpower! Girls have a superpower that can launch STEM careers….Empathy. Empathy is critical to Design Thinking and human centered design. Empathy is the ability to see the world through other people’s eyes, to see what they see, feel what they feel, and experience things as they do.[…]
Why STEM + Innovation + Entrepreneurship?
Hello World! At GreenApple we have been on a mission to inspire the innovators of the future. It feels like we have been in start up mode for more than 17 years as STEM education, tools and technology have evolved. That’s the good news! We believe the Future Calls for Action! We want to do[…]