- What: Hands-on, engaging math and science activity designed for out-of-school time
- Sponsor: Overdeck Family Foundation and Simons Foundation, with DonorsChoose.org
- Prizes: $5,000 in classroom funding.
- Deadline: April 30, 2017
- Website: Science Everywhere
The Overdeck Family Foundation and the Simons Foundation invites teachers to submit ideas for creative, hands-on STEM projects that can be done outside of school in a new Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge. Launched in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, the initiative seeks to catalyze math and science learning beyond school walls – the “informal” education that 75 percent of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences say sparked their interest in science.
A panel of judges led by astronaut Leland Melvin will award five $5,000 prizes to the best ideas.
- Read more about DonorsChoose.org’s eligibility requirements.
- Review the rubric to ensure that your project is competitive.
- Submit your project to DonorsChoose.org ASAP
- Request funding only for project materials, not staff time, and keep total costs under $2,000.
- Start fundraising! If you reach half of your funding goal through donations from the public on DonorsChoose.org, you’ll receive a one-to-one match from the Foundations. That means up to another $1,000!
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