Our Programs for Every Kid

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STEAM Kits

Covid-19 challenged us as an organization to find a way to support teachers and students as the world went virtual. Prairie STEM developed hands-on, engaging virtual STEAM lessons.  They are all aligned to state curriculum and national standards.  Each lesson contains a lesson plan, materials, grade-level standards, and extension activities.  We have provided video links for additional learning, and corresponding Social-Emotional Learning components. These lessons can be taught virtually or in person, with or without wifi access.

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Camps

Have a child who has a passion for STEM? Our STEM camps are hands-on fun! We offer a wide variety of camps: Coding, Robotics, Drones, Space Explorers, Wizard Chemistry, Little Scientist Chemistry, and EFTW Sprints by Facebook Education. We have many exciting camps, whether virtual or in-person, for all seasons. Check our calendar for upcoming camps.
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The competitive organized playing of video games. This up-and-coming sport offers numerous benefits to athletes as well as collegiate scholarships. Skills gained through this amazing sport are teamwork, communication, leadership, strategy, resilience, problem-solving and critical thinking.  Check out our #Gaming4Good Tournaments happening monthly!
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Girls in STEAM

Girls in STEAM is a 10-week program (1 session/week) where girls (ages 8-14) come together to be engaged, enriched and empowered in all things STEAM. Working among peers and led by women leaders in a safe, positive environment, the girls envision themselves as someone who not only can excel in STEM education (and future STEM careers) but also learn inherent gifts by going through this hands-on, girls-only journey.  Through public/private partnerships including UNO/UNL, Facebook, Sherwood Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, Papillion LaVista Schools Foundation, Community organizations (Collective for Youth, Girl Scouts, Omaha STEM Ecosystem, 75 North, UNO Scott Scholars, UNO STEM TRAIL) and School districts to bring STEM education/career pathways to girls helping them find their greatest value.
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At Prairie STEM, we are all about STEAM Nights! STEM learning should be educational, engaging, and fun! STEAM Nights are a great introduction for parents and families, inviting them into the ever-changing world of STEM.  In the past, our contribution to schools’ STEAM Nights has been in-person, but lately, they have been in the form of providing Virtual STEAM Kits for schools’ STEAM Nights.

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Our Virtual STEAM lessons were created in response to COVID-19 with the intent to enhance students’ STEM education. Each lesson is aligned to grade-specific state standards. They are engaging, hands-on, educational activities for students, that can be used with or without the internet. These lessons have been made into kits that can be ordered and used in your school or home environment.
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