The STEM Explorer Trail was designed, developed and produced by the participants in the Youth Dev Challenge programme which ran for 12 weeks, as part of the 2020 STEM Initiative.
Families and teams are invited to take part in an interactive explorer website app uniquely designed for exploring the hidden STEM ‘challenges’ to be found in Tauranga’s CDB.
We currently have eight public locations active. We will be inviting retailers and attractions in Tauranga’s CBD to be part of the Trail in coming months.
During the school holidays 19th April – 2nd May 2021, our friends at Craniums (Clever Kids) on Grey Street, Tauranga also have a special stop with a chance to win some prizes and enter a prize draw for $50 voucher to spend in store!
This programme provided the opportunity to apply learning and tech and coding skills to real-world issues that provided a tangible community impact.
Our YouthDev Challenge offered participants and students aged 16+. the benefit of working in a collaborative team and group with adult mentor-ship and coaching in the form of experienced technologists mentors, adult volunteers. Mentors offered expertise, task guidance and encouragement throughout the programme.
Working in a small team, budding coders, developers, and designers worked alongside senior and experienced mentors to deliver an interactive website/app for STEM Wana Trust. Using real-life working principles they were required to utilise your project planning skills, self-organise, and work collaboratively as a team.
The Challenge ran for 12 weeks, starting May 2020 until September 2020.
Participation in the Challenge was on a voluntary basis and was done predominately online with some face-to-face team sessions and participation towards the end of the programme.
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