New Partnership with JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

In the middle of our global pandemic, High Touch High Tech has some very EGGciting news to share. In October of 2020 we joined the historic JW Marriott Plant Riverside District’s Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure, in Savannah, GA.

We were asked to develop a number of dinosaur related experiments and activities for the hotel’s youngest guests. These activities were designed to stimulate the imagination and curiosity for dinosaurs in kids, and kids at heart.

Among the programs being contemplated by the hotel are a collection of High Touch High Tech’s amazing dinosaur experiences: DNA Discovery, Crater Makers, Amber Exploration, and Fossil Fever.

We have currently implemented our dinosaur egg experience, where the children will search for the eggs, carefully chisel them, while using a scientific tool called a pipette to ease removal of the dinosaur inside. Kids get to keep their egg shell, as it reveals an intact fossil too!

Join Dusty, the Dino Ranger, for the Ultimate Dinosaur Adventure!

Students are using STEM education to shape new careers in the future:

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Avery County High School seniors in the Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy presented their final capstone projects on May 20, 2016.

Senior Brett Haas presented on how GPS can be used to navigate when hiking. Haas said he has used the technology to extensively explore the Linville Gorge wilderness and locate new formations. Haas said the project helped him decide on a future career outdoors.

This year’s goal is “to understand how we can sustain and enhance our communities” and “to inform the community about our purpose and activities and to collaborate with our local community partners,” according to the Avery County Schools website, averyschools.net.

Avery students who complete the program will graduate with a STEM designation on their diploma, which makes them more attractive to prospective colleges, universities and employers.

Source: http://www.averyjournal.com/news/avery-seniors-present-final-stem-projects/article_fc672390-c194-5f1d-b135-b93820de61d5.html

Kids are Big Business

 

Kids are big business, thanks to parents who are willing to invest in them. From companies that offer preschoolers a head start to tutoring services that help high-schoolers boost SAT scores, or calculus grades, franchises are earning high marks by supplementing the traditional education system. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun has emerged as a leader in providing hands-on science experiences for kids.

The hottest topic in education right now is STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students in the USA are falling behind (ranking 25th in math and 17th in science among industrialized nations, according to the Department of Education), and many parents want to reverse that trend.

According to SciencePioneers.org, “Because STEM is so important for our children, our region and our country, we need to encourage the students currently in our educational systems, as well as future generations of students, to understand and embrace the technology that affects them every day of their lives. Students should be advised on the merits of taking as many math and science courses in middle and high school as possible. And these courses need to be taught by engaged and enthusiastic teachers using hands-on and minds-on activities. Making science and math courses fun and interesting will not only help students to learn, but might also plant the “seed of interest” that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career.”

High Touch High Tech with locations across the USA, is busy providing hands-on science in school “field trips” to meet the needs of teachers. Our field trips are a resource to teachers, and valued by parents and school administrators alike.

This demand for more STEM programming is not limited to the USA. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun has experienced a surge internationally. Currently HTHT has franchise locations in 8 countries. In 2016 High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun will open locations in China, Dubai, Thailand, Sweden, India, and Vietnam. This trend is likely to continue throughout the year. Parents everywhere are seeking to enhance their children’s lives through educational opportunities. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun is there for parents everywhere.

Why is High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun getting so popular? One of the key differentiators between HTHT and its competitors is curiosity. Our programs are designed to stimulate the imagination and curiosity of children.

Resources:

https://www.sciencepioneers.org/parents/why-stem-is-important-to-everyone