Last week, a small group of spirited Seawolves set about a project they have been plotting for months.
Yujin Hong ’20, Jackie Li ’20, and MJ Kim ’20, the co-founders of Techseedz, worked with Tabor faculty members Lauren Boucher and Karl Kistler to offer a night of fun science learning for middle school students associated with Junior Achievement of Southcoast Massachusetts. Junior Achievement is an organization that offers entrepreneurship programs to the students in the community. This particular group, called SPARK, includes only girls who are interested in STEM, just the group our students were looking for.
The co-founders of Techseedz initiated contact with Junior Achievement after researching and finding the organization on their own. After finding the group, they attracted a few volunteers to help them along the way.
Our Tabor students met the SPARK girls and their faculty leader and enjoyed a pizza dinner, while they got acquainted with name games. After, they went to the Maker Lab where Dr. Kistler helped the students with an activity to carve individual name tags with each girl’s name as well as the Junior Achievement logo. After that, the students were treated to three short presentations: Artificial Intelligence, Brain Computer Interface, and Tricky Taste Buds!
Using interactive learning techniques, our students had the girls laughing and learning all at once. It was a terrific night that not only showed our student’s spirit for service, but also their thirst for sharing their knowledge and interests. It was a win-win all the way around.
Junior Achievement faculty member Nicole Nault said, “Thank you all so much for putting on this great workshop for our SPARK Program girls! We’re very grateful for Tabor Academy’s generosity in hosting the event, all the teachers’ efforts to coordinate and oversee the activities, and the students’ hard work in planning and executing a very successful workshop! The evening went very well and got the girls excited about STEM.”
There is no doubt that our eager organizers will figure out more ways to engage with girls on the South Coast with similar interests in STEM.
With the persistence of environmental change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. With support from National Geographic and The Redford Center, filmmaker Alizé Carrère has been documenting innovative human adaptations in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Norway and the United States. From floating farms in Bangladesh to ice pyramids in the Himalayas, these stories reveal incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Alizé shares her experiences from the field looking at these unique examples of human adaptation, reminding us of the most important trait that has allowed for our continued survival on earth.
Join us for this free lecture in the Stroud Academic Center's Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.
Please join John Quirk, Head of School and hosts Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23 for a cruising reception aboard the Marina Jack II 2 Marina Plaza Sarasota 2:00pm. - 4:00pm (boarding promptly at 1:45pm)