VAI Ignites a Dynamic New School Year with Engaging K-12 STEM-based Classroom Field Trips and Mobile Science Events

Van Andel Institute for Education (VAI) kicks off the new school year with a resounding commitment to empower K-12 educators and students. Through hands-on and engaging STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences, like Classroom Field Trips and Curiosity on Wheels, VAI helps students cultivate the essential skills for lifelong success.

Classroom Field Trips: VAI's Classroom Field Trips immerse students in grade-specific investigations, meeting NGSS standards. Virtual or in-person, participants will explore hands-on science and interact with VAI scientists where they witness groundbreaking work in action.

Curiosity on Wheels: Curiosity on Wheels provides exciting hands-on STEM opportunities for participants to think and act like scientists. This mobile event offers hands-on STEM investigations with customizable themes to students, families, and communities, bolstered by dedicated staff, supplies, and immersive scientific experiences.

VAI never wants cost to be a barrier to student growth and education. If price is a concern, we invite schools and districts to call us at 616.234.5528 or email us at [email protected] and we will work with you to create an affordable experience.

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