SPDSS (St. Paul & District STEAM Society) was formed to provide a boost in science activities within the Lakeland region and foster a culture of joint problem solving and inclusivity and sharing of knowledge
Create an ecosystem for science and technology enthusiasts where our youth and younger adults can connect with older adults through Science & Technology.
🚀 SPDSS is 🧠 utilizing Minecraft 🎮 for education 👩🏫 to introduce kids 👶 to scientific thinking 🤔. Through this program, students 📚 learn how to apply scientific principles 🧪 to real-world problems 💡, such as building sustainable communities 🌍 within the game. 🏡 In addition, SPDSS has implemented an intergenerational component 👴🧒 to their program by pairing up older adults 👵👴 with students 🧑🎓 (STEAM nights with older adults) in the Minecraft build. 🌌 With 36% of the population above 50 years old 👵👴, there is a lot our community can learn from them. 👥 This pairing allows for the exchange of knowledge 📚 and skills 💪 between generations and promotes the development of strong bonds. 💖 Furthermore, this intergenerational collaboration 🤝 helps students 🧑🎓 learn about the importance of respecting elders 🙏 and the value of learning from different perspectives. 🌈
STEAM, CODING, ROBOTICS
SPDSS is dedicated to providing comprehensive programming in STEM 🚀, Robotics 🤖, Coding with Python 🐍, Artificial Intelligence 🤖, Machine Learning 📚, and Blockchain 🔗. Through innovative teaching methodologies 🎓, students 🧑🎓 can explore these innovative fields 🔬 through hands-on 👐, experiential learning 🧪, and apply their knowledge 🧠 to real-world challenges 💡. SPDSS offers various initiatives 🎉 such as workshops 🛠️, after-school programs 🏫, and summer camps ☀️ that provide practical skills 💪 and deeper understanding 💡 of complex concepts 📚. By promoting STEM education 🌱, SPDSS is contributing to the growth and development 🌱 of the local community 🏢, empowering the next generation of leaders 🌟 and innovators 💡 to thrive in the 21st century 🌍.
RESEARCH & INNOVATION
🔬 SPDSS (St. Paul & District STEAM Society) is at the forefront of innovation in education 🚀, offering workshops 🛠️ that teach students 🧑🎓 about research 📚 and innovation 💡. These workshops provide students with an opportunity to learn the scientific method 🔬 and the importance of innovation in solving real-world problems 💡. By applying these skills, students can contribute to research 🧪 and entrepreneurship 💼, preparing them for future academic 🎓 and professional endeavors 💪. Additionally, SPDSS is promoting the use of citizen science projects 🌍 to engage community members 👥 in research 🕵️♀️, which provides valuable insights 🤔 into local environmental 🌱 and health issues 🌡️. Citizen science is a cutting-edge approach 🔍 that promotes collaboration 🤝 and transparency ✨, while contributing to scientific knowledge 🧠 and decision-making 📝. By combining workshops on research 📚 and innovation 💡 with citizen science projects 🌍, SPDSS is providing students with a unique and advanced educational experience 🎓 that fosters community engagement 👥, empowerment 💪, and stewardship 🌱.
BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SPDSS (St. Paul & District STEAM Society) introduced a Business & Entrepreneurship program for youth promoting innovation , creativity , leadership skills , economic development , and job creation . The program provides essential skills and access to mentorship , networking , and funding opportunities , turning ideas into successful businesses . It contributes to economic growth and community development , empowering youth and supporting the next generation of business leaders . This program features hackathons for businesses that identify local challenges and promote collaboration between the school , businesses , and community . Hackathons will enhance learning , foster innovation , and economic development .