The WMSI Mobile STEM Lab is coming to the North Country!
Through the generous support of the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund, the Jane B. Cook 1983 Charitable Trust, Mascoma Bank, Berlin City Auto Group, and individual donors, WMSI will be packing up its after school program and driving the Mobile STEM Lab to schools in Coos county and expanding into northern Grafton by 2017. Through WMSI Mobile STEM Lab, young makers, creators, inventors, mathematical thinkers and scientists will get a chance to play with Creative Problem Solving through a series of very fun and engaging activities. Our 90 minute activities are for kids in grades 3-6 .
Custom WMSI Programming
Depending on our schedule flexibility, WMSI also offers custom STEAM education programming for individuals and organizations. Past custom programming has included STEM days for organizations like The Mount Washington Hotel; day and after-school programs for libraries; custom after-school programs for REC programs and other after-school providers; summer camps for other organizations such as Court Street Arts in Haverhill; in-school programs for most ages; and also programs for individual families, such as STEM-themed birthday parties (available on a limited basis).
WMSI Workshops and Camps!
We offer engaging, STEM-Based programs for students in grades from 1st to 7th grade. Projects in the past have included Edible Instruments, You-Sized Robots, Custom-Designed Minecraft Adventures, Squigglebots, LEGO Robotics, and much more! Serving the North Country with our 22 Park Ave. location and hosting programs all around the region with our Mobile STEM Lab!
WMSI's Instructor-Developer Corps engages aspiring STEM professionals
As part of WMSI's goal to grow creative problem solvers, the Instructor-Developer Corps (IDC) seeks to provide learning and teaching opportunities to young people with a future in a STEM field. Ranging from high school students to college graduates, IDC members gain real classroom experience with our mobile program while practicing product development at WMSI headquarters.
Our WMSI Mobile STEM Lab 2017-18 activities range from:
- LEGO Robot Creatures, Art Makers, and Musicteers
- Paper Engineering with Structures and Circuits with the Makey Makey Invention Kit
- DIY hands-on computer building and coding with the Raspberry Pi scomputer
- Inventing Interactive Real-world 3D Games
WMSI has a thriving STEM Camp program. Join us for our 2018 season! More information about upcoming Camp and Vacation week programs will be available later this year. For more information about our past programs, take a peek at our summer camp blogs from 2015 and 2016.
Check out 2017's Bethlehem and Mobile Camps!
"Just walking in that first day to pick them up- and to see them both BEAMING with excitement.....They truly loved every second of camp- this was the first time either one of them had done any camp...and I was blown away by how much they were able to accomplish!"
STEM Tech Tools
WMSI is an official distributor for Sparkfun.com. If you need beginner to advanced technology tools for teaching STEM content.
WMSI has also developed STEM kits for its programs and has a limited number of kits available for sale. Kits include a Balsa Wood Plane kit, Cardboard Catapult kit, and Hand Made Paper Speaker kit.
Teacher Professional Development
WMSI is partnered with North Country Education Services to bring high quality K-12 teacher professional development programs in the STEM fields. We also offer STEM professional development program to schools in the area. Check out our offerings to learn more!