Geeks, you are making us so very proud. After the last Geekadelphia post, iPraxis experienced a surge of new volunteers. We always knew our readers were a bunch of do-gooders.
Now, there are more opportunities to help Philadelphia kids learn about science. Get out there, geeks!
Weekly Mentoring with students going to Carver, Philadelphia’s city-wide Science Fair
Northwood Academy Charter School (Frankford)
4290 Penn Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
When: 3-4PM on Wednesdays, from Jan. 9th-March 6th
What: Mentors needed to help students to conduct research and create graphs, among other things.
Number of Volunteers Signed Up: 0
Number of Volunteers Still Needed: 3
Weekly Science Fair Mentoring for a School Science Fair
Martha Washington Elementary (West Philadelphia)
766 N. 44th St (44th and Brown Sts.)
Philadelphia, PA 19104
When: 8:30-9:15, 9:15-10, 10:45-11:30, or 11:30-12:30 on Fridays from Feb. 1st to April 26th
What: Mentors will attend one of the four science class times to guide groups of students through the Scientific Method from composing a question to conducting and experiment to presenting their findings. At the end of mentoring, the students will compete in a Science Fair at Martha Washington.
Number of Volunteers Signed Up: 4
Number of Volunteers Still Needed: 12
Orientation: January 15th at 8:30AM or January 16th at 5PM
Weekly Mentoring and Presentations for an Environmentally Focused Science Fair
Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center (West Philadelphia)
700 W. Cobbs Creek Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19143
When: 11:30-1 on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from Jan. 22nd-May 23rd (note: there are a total of 12 mentoring sessions as there is no mentoring during school testing weeks or holidays)
What: Advanced Placement 7th and 8th grade students from four different middle schools will attend Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Education Center (CCCEEC) once a week from January-June to learn about environmental science. The end goal will be that the students from each school will focus on creating or expanding a natural habitat to alleviate some of the local man-made problems (i.e. flooding or pollution from stormwater runoff). Each school will need at least one mentor to work with the CCCEEC teacher and school teacher to guide students through the steps of the scientific method. This person should understand the scientific method and problem solving, but does not need a specific background in environmental education.
Number of Volunteers Signed Up: 2 mentors
Number of Volunteers Still Needed: 2 mentors and as many presenters as possible