Integrating Science with Outreach

Integrating Science with Outreach

Graduate course for 1-6 credit hours

Integrating Science with Outreach course aims to provide an opportunity for student to earn credit for outreach activities in the community.  This program will allow students to capitalize on their area of study and expertise in developing, implementing and evaluating related outreach activities.

The list below depicts examples of programs that would qualify for participating, and earning credits for this course.  Students are encouraged to develop their own programs and opportunities.

1.            Saturday Morning Science

Students will work with presenters on their presentations.  They will also write the weekly blurbs that are distributed to the public on Tuesday or Wednesday to raise awareness of the weekly topic.  Students will work on introductions for the speakers and help facilitate questions after the talk.

2.            Extending Science and Me

Student will adapt the presentation that were generated for the “Science and Me” series to younger audiences in different in and out of school venues.

3.          Science Olympiad

Students will help coordinate the state Science Olympiad, held on the MU campus.  The planning for this event involves coordinating with faculty, the state board, student volunteers, etc.

4.            Magic of Chemistry program

The magic of Chemistry™ is a hands-on, inquiry-based educational program for junior Girl Scouts (fourth through sixth graders) in the 18 mid-Missouri counties served by the Heart of Missouri Council. It is designed to ignite girls’ interest in science. Workshops are held twice a year, during National Chemistry Week and National Girl Scout Week, on the University of Missouri-Columbia campus.  Students will participate in the preparation and running the program.

5.          Missouri State Fair

Students will plan and coordinate a hands-on science booth at the Missouri State Fair.

6.          Home-school Network

Students will plan and coordinate activities with the home-school network.

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