Terra Science & Education welcomes formal and informal educators seeking more involvement in their Terra Regional Science & Engineering Fair. Terra hosts local workshops in Rochester and Potsdam to aid these advocates in preparation for their upcoming fair.
Terra Fairs Fellows will receive an annual $500 stipend from Terra for up to two years. The program includes year-round support in prepping for your Regional Terra Fair. After the teacher, mentor, or other educator has had at least two research projects attend their local Terra Regional Fair, s/he will receive $500. Fellows may also request supplies reimbursement for approved materials for up to $500 per Fellow per year.
Terra Fairs use STEM Wizard, an online organization platform built specifically for science fairs. STEM Wizard was utilized in 2018 Terra Fairs. The platform offers paperless registration and even accepts photos of documents taken from a cellphone. Terra can provide training to teachers, mentors, and educators on how to utilize this tool efficiently to assist in their students’ registration process.
Sometimes choosing a project idea is the hardest part of completing a science fair project. Follow the Terra Fairs blog for upcoming Terra Fair Project Kits, or explore the resources Science Buddies has to offer in choosing an idea and preparing a science fair project. Terra Fairs Fellows also receive guidance on setting project milestones and deadlines to stay proactive with your Student Researchers.
Scientific Review Committee paperwork can be intimidating for students and can deter them from pursuing research projects. While students can submit topic projects at the fair, Terra Fairs Fellowship requires research projects to be submitted. Students are eligible for significantly more awards, scholarships, and advancements when submitting research projects. Terra Fairs Fellowship will teach fellows how to help students properly fill out the required SRC paperwork.
Learn about interactive and low-cost activities to introduce into your classrooms, after school programs, or school science fairs. Learn more at the Maker Hall overview.
How to Apply
If interested in becoming a part of the two-year Terra Fairs Fellowship Program, please contact Terra Science and Education via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terra Science & Education also has a Capacity Building Grant Program that allows Fellows interested in starting or growing a science fair for their school or district to apply for up to a $5,000 grant. Terra Fairs Fellowship participant grant applications will be given priority during the review process.
Download the Capacity Building Grant Application here.