CASEE Receives STEM Lighthouse School Grant
The Center for Agriculture, Science and Environmental Education (CASEE) has been hailed as a guiding light among Washington's STEM programs and been given a $20,000 grant to mentor other schools that are developing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education programs of their own.
CASEE, a half-day STEM program for high school students in the Battle Ground Public Schools district, is one of five schools and one district that were named STEM Lighthouse schools this year in the state of Washington, and is the only recipient in Southwest Washington. The schools have been chosen to serve as STEM mentors and each awarded grants to promote and develop STEM education, including technical assistance and advice for other elementary, middle and high schools that are creating STEM programs.
High school students spend a half day on the program's 80-acre campus, where they study a science-based curriculum immersed in biology, wildlife, food science and other topics together with English, and then attend their home high school for a half day to round out their studies. CASEE works with partners to equip students to be catalysts for sustainable environmental awareness and stewardship and ensure that its curriculum is relevant to research happening in the field. The partnerships allow students to engage with scientists and conduct relevant research in the region.
CASEE Building "B"
11104 NE 149th Street
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
Periods 1 - 3
Periods 4 - 6
7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.