CEED Celebrates STEM Fest 2018
Last week, CEED celebrated Halifax STEM Fest 2018 by having its education department deliver daily Out-of-the-Box workshops to grade 7 and 8 students across the province. From November 6th-9th, students came to the Halifax Convention Centre to participate in hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM workshops – with the goal of sparking curiosity and awareness in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) related careers.
The team adapted the workshop to concentrate on ocean problems to meet with this year’s theme of STEM Fest. Students were divided into groups in which they had to collaborate, using entrepreneurial and STEM related thinking, to come up with a product or service that might solve one of the many problems that our ocean and its ecosystem faces. The groups made prototypes of their products, and were given the chance to pitch their ideas to the group.
Throughout the week the team engaged with approximately 200 students and 15 different schools, including schools from the Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE), South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE), Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education (CBVRCE), and Tri-Country Regional Centre for Education (TCRCE).
*If you are interested in learning more about our workshops or booking one for your classroom, click here.