Programs

NESSP offers several types of programs around the northwest. For more information, email us inquire: nwessp@uw.edu

Workshop / Showcase

Our staff can run a workshop at a school, afterschool, or youth program.

Our existing student workshops include:

  • Water Rockets
  • Model Rockets
  • Drones/UAV
  • Robotics

We can also work with you to develop a program to cover another science topic!

Trainings / Professional development

We offer trainings or professional development to teachers, organizers, and other science educators. We are currently working to restructure our training schedule in order to better accommodate our summer camp and student challenge programs (see below), but we can also work together to coordinate a training if you are interested.

Summer camps

We offer support to teacher-led summer camps. These camps must be:

  • Offered to students in grades 6–12
  • Offered for free
  • Lead teacher must have attended a NESSP Summer Camp Training within the past 3 years

The support we offer consists of:

  • Stipends to one Lead teacher and one Assistant teacher (assistant teacher stipend dependent on enrollment)
  • Reimbursement for eligible supplies
  • Material lending program
  • Curriculum

Our Summer Camp curriculum covers three themes of camp:

  • Rocketry
  • Robotics
  • Environmental science and climate change

We encourage teachers to adapt the curriculum to the needs and interests of their community!

Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge

We are running a student challenge to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing in July of 2019. The Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge (ANGLeS Challenge) is a national event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by giving students the chance to recreate the lunar landing using drones and robots, focusing on making it accessible for underrepresented and underserved communities.

We hope to use ANGLeS Challenge as a model to run similar challenges in the future.

Partners

NESSP has partners throughout the northwest that run NESSP-supported programs.