Utilizing local resources and educational settings to stimulate K-12 learning

Welcome to Boise State University’s GK-12 project website. The project began in August of 2008 with a 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The NSF’s GK-12 program supports fellowships for graduate students in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). GK-12 Fellows improve their communication and teaching skills by working with K-12 students and teachers to enrich STEM content in K-12 educational settings.

Boise State’s GK-12 project focuses on using local and regional science issues to stimulate learning in the K-12 community. Graduate GK-12 Fellows from the Departments of Biology and Geosciences will partner with three local learning centers, the MK Nature Center, the Foothills Learning Center, and the Boise WaterShed Environmental Education Centerto develop and deliver educational activities. K-12 classes that visit the learning centers will use some of the developed activities, while other activities will be used in traditional classroom settings through outreach.

Please explore this site for more information about our project. To learn more about the National Science Foundation’s GK-12 program and other GK-12 projects please visit the national GK-12 website.