Save the Water™ STEM Education Program.
DILOS™ and the Girl Scouts of America.
First, the children participate in a field trip to the Everglades named: “A day in the life of a scientist”. DILOS™ is designed to spark curiosity, in a setting outside the classroom, which will inspire children to become scientists. At 26th in STEM education ranking in the world, we must encourage our children towards the sciences. Their future and the future of the U.S. are dependent on improving this ranking.
Second, the students become members of the AquaSquad™. The AquaSquad™ is formed by students, teachers, scientists, and concerned volunteers from all over the world. The AquaSquad™ is a life time membership with continuing water education and project participation. Members have full support from the STW™ STEM Education staff, are invited to all events, participate in research projects, and enjoy all the benefits offered.
The two step approach offers hands on schooling and practical web based curriculum with practical projects and research. Young people have wide-open imaginations that when stimulated with a field of science sparks enthusiasm and creativity which are the key to future discoveries. The continued participation in field trips and implementation of projects in school and the community has multiple benefits. Participants experience the power of making a difference and at the same time learn about science. Water science is emphasized in all projects along with technology, engineering, and math.
The community benefits in many instances when an entire class of students adopts a waterway and periodically visits the area to monitor environmental quality and clean up if necessary. The students get to practice the knowledge learned with the AquaSquad™ membership and the experience from the DILOS™ field trip.
DILOS™ provides a fun way to motivate children to participate in science programs.
The classroom will have the opportunity to become a member of the Save the Water™ AquaSquad™. AquaSquad™ members worldwide are given direct communication access with STW™ scientists and the privileges described in the website. AquaSquad™ team members led by their teacher take up an environmental cause by adopting a local waterway. Participants of the DILOS™ field trip also receive a framed certificate of completion along with educational material to continue their research as part of the AquaSquad™.
There are benefits for becoming a member of the AquaSquad™, members not only have the satisfaction of being part of an organization that is doing great work for humanity, they will also have recognition on STW™ publications and will participate in regional meetings and fund raising events.
Organizations and schools interested in participating please contact:
Frank Ramos, Save the Water™ Inc, (786) 417-7000, Follow us on: