About the STEM institute

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Institute at Conservancy of Southwest Florida is an innovative project where conservation provides the platform for exploration and learning. It includes curriculum development, educational field trips and computer technology.

In partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Whitaker Center for STEM Education and the Collier County School District, the STEM Institute will host specialized field trips for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, adding to their existing school program options.

Students will visit the Ferguson Learning Laboratory at the Conservancy Nature Center where they will conduct real-world research and make predictions based on that research, collect their own data, conduct experiments and create presentations on their conclusions. 

The STEM Institute consists of three programs targeting K-12 programs and teachers:

  • K -12 Field Trips

  • STEM Smart – High School Research-Focused Programs

  • STEM Teacher Workshops and Summer Institute

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Questions? Email RachelF@conservancy.org