Grow a Generation would love to partner with your school or classroom to arrange for a day-long tour of two companies and a college campus as the ideal complement to your classroom discussions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts, and their related real-world applications.
The STEM Career Tour Day Visits are designed to supplement in-class learning and present real-world experiences to classrooms. We partner with industry and work with them to connect the visit to your school’s learning objectives and to help your teachers connect their learning objectives to the skills and knowledge needed for today’s workplace.
We can make the arrangements to take as many as 15 of your best students and their teacher on a day-long adventure!
- We are currently booking tours for individual teachers, school, community groups, and their students. Please fill out a proposal request if you would use to provide a tour for your group.
The STEM Careers Tour includes
a knowledgeable tour guide for the day
two pre-visit lessons plan to prepare your classroom to visit two area corporations and one college campus related to the Tour Theme you have chosen
the price includes the budget to cover a substitute teacher (it is STRONGLY recommended that the classroom teacher accompany the students)
a letter to your superintendent requesting Professional Development credit for the teacher acting as chaperone
a letter to parents (Grow a Generation can process payments if you choose to ask parents to pay part of all of the costs associated with the day)
permission and liability waivers (some companies ask for their own liability releases to be signed)
van transportation and a driver (some of the locations present parking challenges and we have learned through experience it is best to have a dedicated driver).
follow up activities to complete in the classroom
Typical Schedule (varies based on distance)
8:00 Depart from school
9:00 Arrive and Tour Company 1
10:30 Depart from Company 1 and Travel to University Department
11:00 Visit with University professors and graduates students
while eating a brown bag lunch the students brought
12:30 Depart from University and travel to Company 2
1:00 Tour Company 2
2:30 Depart from Company 2
3:30 Return to school
The maximum students on a tour is 15.
Visit stemcareertours.com for write-ups on individual tours.
“I am at a loss for words to adequately express my sincere appreciation for the programs you provided over the last two weeks. Prior to starting the Career Tour, Nicholas knew he wanted to do something in the engineering field, but wasn’t exactly sure what. Each day following the tour we had productive discussions about the businesses and the engineering involved in each company. As it turns out, the one company he felt he would not gain anything from (4Moms) was the one that actually sparked his interest in the mechanical engineering field! .. The exposure you provided was able to bring focus and purpose to his studies… Thank you again.” – Linda Habrle
Past Tours Include:
CWNC Biology students visit Knopp Biosciences, Duquesne’s Department of Biology and the Hillman Cancer Center
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