STEM Finder

Find hands-on experiences that incorporate STEM learning: places to visit, youth camps, events, special programs, and more!
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Boardman River Nature Center
Activities:CampsClassesCost:FreeGrade:6-89-12K-5Pre-KLearning Environment:Animal InteractionsIndoorOutdoorLearning Focus:Deep LearningLocation:Grand TraverseTraverse CityYouth Leader/ Educator:Field Trips

On the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve, offering an interpretive gallery and rotating exhibits that change with the seasons, to increase understanding of the natural world. This is a great resource to explore the natural sciences and further STEM learning. Educational programming is also offered, such as scout programs, homeschool groups, and play groups. Discovery Packs are available for rent on Nature Center grounds, which include ten different nature themes.

Career Exploring Program
Activities:Career ExplorationClassesCost:Membership FeeGrade:6-89-12Learning Environment:Club/Youth OrgIndoorOutdoorLearning Focus:ExplorationLocation:AntrimBenzieGrand TraverseKalkaskaLeelanauOtherTraverse CityYouth Leader/ Educator:Field Trips

Middle and high school students - Experience Exploring, a hands-on career exploration club for middle and high school students. There are currently two Exploring clubs in our area. The Career Exploring club focuses on a variety of STEM careers sectors and meets  at various local businesses one Saturday a month during the school year. The Atlas Space Exploring club focuses on aerospace careers. 

Camp Hayowentha
Activities:CampsCost:Entry FeeGrade:6-89-12K-5Learning Environment:OutdoorLearning Focus:Awareness Location:AntrimGrand TraverseYouth Leader/ Educator:Field Trips

Boys Camps and Girls Camps that strengthen the spirit, mind and body of youth grades K-11 in a safe, fun and challenging natural environment that develop self-confidence and an enduring commitment to others.

Camp Invention
Activities:CampsClassesGrade:6-8K-5Learning Environment:IndoorSchoolLearning Focus:Awareness Location:Grand TraverseTraverse City

Camp Invention is a non-profit that offers nationally acclaimed STEM summer programs, for grades K-6th. The program is led by local teachers and offered in the summer. Building innovators through hands-on problem solving, teamwork, and collaboration.