We are delighted to be continuing our STEAM incubator series — now called STREAM! The incubator this summer provides inquiry-based, hand-on learning to youths age 10 – 15, facilitated by educator Stew Savard.
The students have two projects on the go at the moment! They are creating stop motion animations based on the theme “My Comox Valley”, and — alongside CVAG’s upcoming renovations and space improvements — they are building a Lego scale model of the building.
STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Robotics, Electronics, Arts + Mathematics. CVAG supports youth in navigating the culture of these historically male-dominant areas of education. The Summer 2022 STREAM Incubator emphasizes relationship building and reciprocity.
The initial series of STEAM incubators began in 2021, inspired by the work of Deb Dumka and Claire Sanford. Their exhibition, Our Young Girls, was an interactive installation exploring gender + digital empowerment + access + technology + safe spaces + art. A group of girls aged 11 – 14 years immersed themselves in a collaborative robotics learning environment.
The 2022 incubators bring together students who have recently graduated from the Montessori program at Queneesh Elementary School and are now participating in the School District 71 ENTER program at Highland Secondary School. This program has been “designed for students who have a passion for science, technology, and the online world”.