The KCSF takes pleasure in sharing some of the recipients of our mini-grants. We are especially pleased that these mini-grants will serve students from pre-school special education through high school, and come from many different geographical areas. We would like to acknowledge and congratulate the following awards:
- Jaime Garner, Beardsley, Pre K and K, Special Day Class. She will provide 3 exploration kits on topics such as bridge building, simple engineering, and use of pendulums.
- Holli Shelton, Fruitvale Jr. High. Her project will provide ample consumable materials to enhance current lessons with an Engineering component that will align with NGSS.
- Ashley Bocanegra, Liberty High School. Purchase of GROW labs garden units to study cross pollination and genetically engineered food crops.
- Pam Alten, 4th grade, Kernville Elementary School. These students will be able to raise trout in the classroom, tracking their growth and then releasing them into the Kern River by utilizing a new tank, pump, and refrigeration unit.
- Jennifer Yamauchi, Golden Valley High School. Purchase of 2 units which will allow students to conduct their own forensic science explorations to solve hypothetical crimes.
- Julie Boesch and Jesse Cranfill, Maple School, grades 4-8. Lego Robotics will be the basis for an 11-week exploration of robotics and engineering.
As these projects are conducted, we will share photos of the activities and we will continue to fund other mini-grant submissions.