Who is FSS for?
FSS programs are for teachers and school administrators who seek significant in-depth activities for their students that will improve specific learning objectives and students’ understanding of natural science concepts, foster class camaraderie and provide positive learning experiences that can serve as learning incentives. The ITE FSS programs also serve home school groups for youth ages 12-18.
S.T.E.M. & FSS
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines are strongly emphasized in education, particularly at middle and high school levels. The National Science Foundation defines Science as the study of the natural world, including the laws of nature associated with physics, chemistry, and biology and the treatment or application of facts, principles, concepts, or conventions associated with these disciplines.
FSS programs emphasize study of the natural world and meet STEM standards for education by enhancing or leading STEM related school curriculum.
What to Expect from FSS?
Students engage in field based activities that are experiential and hands-on. Outings focus on environmental science, discovery and skill building activities that connect students with nature and field science experts. ITE provides skilled staff, experience and resources that support teachers and fosters learning. ITE can meet all the needs of teachers by providing staff, transportation, field curricula and equipment from half-day urban activities to extended week-long expeditions.