Jewels Academy Young Emerging Scientists (Y.E.S.)
Jewels Academy's Y.E.S. program cultivates an interest in science-related careers with the intent to close the workforce gap in the STEM-related fields. Y.E.S. is an interactive, long-term, STEM enrichment program for under-represented young women (grades 4-9) that meets periodically throughout the year. Girls can register for as many sessions as they like and build on previous concepts.
Iowa's Geological Resources Workshop for Teachers
This course is a collaboration between the Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA) and the University of Northern Iowa to help Iowa's Teachers (any grade, any background) learn more about Iowa's Geology. Teachers gain and enhance their knowledge of Iowa's geological past, present and future course work and are being empowered to teach geoscience, emphasizing intentional and interdisciplinary STEM. Teachers apply their knowledge, new sample set and geologic resources close to their schools to develop new K-12 classroom lessons/activities.