Climate, Ocean & Weather Institute

Headquartered at Drew Freeman Middle School, the programs target aspects of Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

C.O.W. Program Goals

Goal 1: To build community networks to develop and influence the interest, preparation (knowledge), and exploration for 4th – 12th grade students from traditionally underrepresented populations (African-American, Hispanic and Latino, and female) using ocean and climate remote sensing data, science, and technology for student education, careers, and workforce development to support NOAA’s mission-related workforce of the future.

Goal 2:  To increase community of practice for four 4th – 8th grade teachers through professional development that expand their content, interest, and exploration in ocean and climate sciences and increase their ability to effectively impart this knowledge and skill to their students.

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The STEM Summer Clubhouse

The STEM Summer Clubhouse is a hands on, interactive and engaging program at Suitland Elementary School for 5th & 6th graders with STEM and environmental education and enrichment.  The Students' STEM challenges include developing a passive solar hot dog cooker and engineering the development of their school's courtyard with new plants and flowers.