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MSU offers Cloud Quest STEM training and kits for after-school programs; application deadline is Oct. 10

October 4, 2017 -- From MSU News Service

Educators from around Montana practiced collecting and observing insects as part of an MSU training called Science Action Club: Bugs in Your Schoolyard in October 2016. A new Science Action Club curriculum called CloudQuest will be shared on Oct. 19, 2017. MSU photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

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BOZEMAN – A STEM outreach project from Montana State University Extended University and the Montana Girls STEM Collaborative offers free resources and training to educators who work with middle school students in after-school programs (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The program is open to sites that serve both boys and girls, and especially seeks participants from Montana’s smallest towns.

The program, called Science Action Club: Cloud Quest, offers a hands-on citizen science curriculum from the California Academy of Sciences with support from NASA and the GLOBE program.

Participating educators will receive a complete Science Action Club: Cloud Quest kit featuring high-quality science equipment and classroom supplies for 20 youth, plus digital resources to provide opportunities to extend learning. Educators selected for the program will attend a half-day training at MSU in Bozeman on Thursday, Oct. 19, as well as complete a two-hour online module.

Afterschool programs serving grades 5 through 8 can learn more and find the application link at

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative has co-leaders at MSU’s Extended University and the University of Montana and is supported by the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR Program.

For questions, contact Suzi Taylor at MSU at

Contact: Suzi Taylor, MSU Extended University, 406-994-7957 or