Classroom STEM Workshops

  

Galveston Bay Foundation Classroom STEM Workshops allow GBF educators to bring the Bay to your students. These interactive, hands-on programs are an easy way to integrate the local environment into your curriculum. Read below for more information on specific workshops.

Click here for program documents and TEKS-Alignment

Bay Ambassador  – K-3rd grade
1-hour interactive, classroom-based presentation that introduces youth to the natural wonders, resources, and multiple uses of the Galveston Bay estuary. Perfect for Elementary schools, Girl and Boy Scout troops, day camps, and after-school clubs. Presentation includes a floor map of the Bay, discussions over habitats, animals, and human uses of the bay, and salinity demonstrations. Third-grade includes a model demonstrating pollution effects on the Bay.

  • Program Price Scale:
    • $50 (includes two consecutive 1-hour presentations, up to 35 students at each)
    • $100 for more than 2 consecutive presentations
  • Register here

Animal Adaptations – 4th-5th grade

1-2 hour workshop that engages students to learn more about animal adaptations and food webs found in Galveston Bay using maps, specimens, models, and hands on activities. Can be modified for G/T students.

  • Program Price Scale:
    • $50 – 1-2 hour program
    • $100 – More than 2 hours (multiple programs/day)
  • Register here

High School Winter Workshops – 6-12th grade
These 1-2-hour workshops allows teachers to choose between 3 topics: Wetlands, Oyster Reefs, or Shoreline Engineering. Each workshop includes TEKS-aligned hands-on activities and demonstrations about the local Galveston Bay watershed and ecosystem. During the program, students will produce a foldable with information learned and/or complete data sheets that teachers may use as a grade if desired. Available December—March.

  • Program price scale:
    • $50 (includes two consecutive 1-hour presentations, up to 35 students at each)
    • $100 for more than 2 consecutive presentation
  • Register here

Report Card Champions Workshop

This new advocacy workshop gives students the skills and knowledge needed to cultivate action for Galveston Bay. The workshop includes an introduction to conservation leadership, an overview of professional development skills, hands-on activities to promote communication skills, and culminates with students designing a campaign that can be used to conserve Galveston Bay.

  • Program Price Scale:
    • $50 – 1-2 hour Condensed Workshop
    • $100 – 2-4 hour Extended Workshop
  • Register here

If you have questions, please contact  Cindy Wilems, Director of Education, at  cwilems@galvbay.org