This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Orkin; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) are the wave of the future. It’s vital to keep kids excited about it from the very beginning and do all we can to help them excel in these areas.
During the summer, I often find programs for my kids to pursue STEM programs. My oldest child went to camp at a college for forensic science this past summer where she learned to work crime scenes and test evidence, and my middle child attended a summer camp to learn to make video games and apps for mobile phones.
This year we’ve jumped right in. My 1st grader was already doing science experiments the first week of school. My high schooler plans to go into a STEM program in college, so she is taking two sciences – AP Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology. She came home so excited for the small class sizes because the teacher plans to do lots of hands on experiments. There is nothing better than seeing that spark of learning in your child!
Every school year, kids just love the fun activities they do in classes like science and technology from the candy and soft drink experiments to learning about dialysis in chemistry. When they love what they’re doing, they really learn so much more. Orkin wants to help public school teaches all around the U.S. with their Start with Science Initiative.
Did you know? Orkin has donated more than $325,000 to fund over 1400 projects in more than 123,000 U.S. public schools! I had no idea!
You can help Orkin, too! You can search by city and state or zip code. You can choose a local school, your kids’ school, or even maybe a school your grandkids attend states away!
None of my kids’ schools had a project. But, a teacher at the school my youngest daughter will attend next year had one, so I donated to her project for new chromebooks.
Each project has lots of information of what they need and why. There’s also a cost breakdown of the project. When you donate, you can even add your address for handwritten thank you notes from the kids!
I liked that there are several payment options from credit cards to Paypal and Amazon payments.
To donate to a project of your choice, visit: http://www.orkin.com/learningcenter/start-with-science/
As a BONUS, I’m giving away a $50 donation to a project of your choice! Enter below and help students #StartWithScience! Good luck!