Service with Youth in STEM

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You could inspire someone to be a scientist! Learn how to teach the process of science to kids. Practice what you learn by leading an after-school science club.
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Fulfills Requirements: 
LAS elementary level
Community-based learning (service learning)
Permission from instructor required
Requires 25 hours of service

T 9:30–10:45
+ Lab (choose 1)
T 11:–12:15
T 1:00–2:15
R 9:30–10:45

Integrated Science 240: Service with Youth in Stem

Engage children in ways that can be transformational—you could inspire someone to be a scientist! Learn about the process of learning, the needs and learning styles of children, how to teach the process of science, and how to evaluate informal (non-classroom) learning experiences. Then practice what you learn by helping lead an after- school science club, reflecting on your learning and sharing with your peers along the way.

This course helps you:

  • Learn about mutually beneficial community partnerships
  • Expand your cultural literacy by working with underserved groups
  • Make use of what you're learning in your science courses right now
  • Expand your appreciation of science, particularly its impact on our daily lives
  • Explore mentoring as a part of the scientific process
  • Live the Wisconsin Idea

Anna Courtier

Director of Service Learning
Contact Info

(608) 265-5526


Room 114B

445 Henry Mall

Madison, WI 53706

I earned my PhD in geophysics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and my BS in geology and geophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Before coming to WISCIENCE, I taught general education and geophysics courses at James Madison University, and later served as the Science Outreach Coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
At WISCIENCE, I coordinate service-learning coursework for undergraduate and graduate students and oversee the service peer leadership students. I also serve as the director of the Adult Role Models in Science program (ARMS), which supports many partnerships between the university and surrounding communities.