Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

Maneuvering a Divorce With Children
Jovani Encarnacion, 14, wants to be a zoologist but he's not waiting until college to start studying.5 Months Ago6 Months Ago3 Weeks AgoTo jump start his future career, he's joined Van Buren Middle School's new Tampa Bay 4 Teens STEM Club, which is sponsored...

AT&T, Lowry Park Zoo partners with Van Buren Middle School STEM program

Jovani Encarnacion, 14, wants to be a zoologist but he's not waiting until college to start studying.5 Months Ago6 Months Ago3 Weeks AgoTo jump start his future career, he's joined Van Buren Middle School's new Tampa Bay 4 Teens STEM Club, which is sponsored...

AT&T, Lowry Park Zoo partners with Van Buren Middle School STEM program

Jovani Encarnacion, 14, wants to be a zoologist but he's not waiting until college to start studying.

5 Months Ago

6 Months Ago

3 Weeks Ago

To jump start his future career, he's joined Van Buren Middle School's new Tampa Bay 4 Teens STEM Club, which is sponsored by Lowry Park Zoo.

Since November, Encarnacion and several other students have worked closely with Lowry instructors to build a flower garden on school grounds and improve signage at the zoo for its recently renovated Florida Aviary.

Students learn how to protect Florida's endangered wildlife and the effect people have on the environment. Activities include field trips to the zoo, the Florida Aquarium, and local waterways.

So far, the club is a hit with Jovani.

"All these activities are really fun," he said.

Classmate Angelo Rivas, 14, agreed.

"It's awesome," he said. "I get to help other people understand nature and protect the environment."

The program was purposely designed around activities that required teamwork to keep students engaged, said instructor Emily Ducey.

"We try to make it as interactive and hands-on as possible," she said. "It's fun and enhances the learning."

Students' participation in the club will be a bonus for them because the skills and knowledge students learn there will transfer to the classroom, said science teacher David Seis.

"It will show up later in the year," he said.

AT&T recently donated $25,000 to the club, which is part of the company's signature philanthropic initiative, AT&T Aspire, which drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond.

Since 2008, AT&T has donated $400 million through the initiative.

The company is focused on reducing the high school dropout rate and supports programs that are similarly aligned, AT&T regional director Ed Narain said.

Additionally, initiatives like the STEM club offer students like Jovani and Angelo an introduction to science and technology careers, he said.

"When you think of jobs of the future … those jobs are in STEM fields," Narain said.

Contact Kenya Woodard at hillsnews@tampabay.com.

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Breaking News Headlines

banner30
Evidence Used in Health Care Fraud Cases
Evidence Used in Health Care Fraud Cases
Credit card signatures are becoming obsolete – An Overview
Credit card signatures are becoming obsolete – An Overview
Downtime and dollars: the true cost of a DDoS attack
Downtime and dollars: the true cost of a DDoS attack
Settle only for the Best Essay Writing Service!
Settle only for the Best Essay Writing Service!
Bounce Rate Metric – An Important Indicative of Website Performance
Bounce Rate Metric – An Important Indicative of Website Performance
In Over Your Head? There is Help at Hand
In Over Your Head? There is Help at Hand
What is Whiteboard Animation and How Can It Benefit Your Company?
What is Whiteboard Animation and How Can It Benefit Your Company?
How a typical smartphone can control your children
How a typical smartphone can control your children
How to Start a Java Programming Career?
How to Start a Java Programming Career?
Tips For Shooting Better Landscape Photographs
Tips For Shooting Better Landscape Photographs
Understanding Available Commercial Property Insurance Policies
Understanding Available Commercial Property Insurance Policies
Ways To Use Gambling In Society To Make Money
Ways To Use Gambling In Society To Make Money
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

banner31
Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES