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Programs

The WHSTEP Program Committee plans programs throughout the year which are intended to highlight and encourage collaboration between classroom teachers and local scientists, engineers, and technicians. Current programs include:

Science and Math Safaris
In this program, teachers get an in-depth introduction to the work being done in local science laboratories. Presentations of scientific research are coupled with discussions about practical applications to mathematics and science curriculums. This unusual exposure to cutting-edge science and technology can keep teachers up-to-date in their fields, introduce new ideas for science projects, and generally broaden their understanding of current science.
- 2007 Science and Math Safaris
- 2006 Science and Math Safaris
- 2005 Science and Math Safaris
- 2004 Science and Math Safaris
- 2003 Science and Math Safaris

Science Project Mentoring
When 7th grade students are in the early stages of planning their science projects, WHSTEP pairs scientists and engineers with students to talk one-on-one about their projects. The scientists help the students frame an appropriate question and plan a reliable method of investigation to get them started in the right direction.

New Teacher Tours
WHSTEP periodically offers new teacher tours that provide opportunities for recently hired science and math teachers from our member schools to visit a variety of laboratories and facilities in Woods Hole.

Additional Professional Development for Teachers
From time-to-time WHSTEP offers Staff-Development Programs to teachers from the member schools. In the past such programs have included seminars on Salt Marsh Ecology, Geology of Cape Cod, Ecology and production of Cranberries, Salt-water Aquaria, Rocks for Teachers, and Map-making. The content of this on-going series will vary depending on the needs and desires of the teachers and the resources available to teach such courses.