We specialize in grants focusing on science, engineering, and education. Terra has experience in project development, management, and evaluation and can provide these services to you. We are flexible and can work within your budget to address your grant needs. Terra charges are based on a negotiated hourly rate. Terra Science and Education will work with you to:
Contact Dr. Richard Beal ([email protected]) to set up a meeting to discuss the details of your needs.
Terra Science and Education created the Terra STEM Scholars in Schools Program to connect STEM experts with schools in their areas.
The goal is to increase STEM engagement in schools by helping teachers to identify the experts in their region and to find educational community service opportunities for STEM experts. Terra will offer this service free for both schools and STEM experts so that it can take off the stress on finding a good match and scheduling.
Terra will provide annual reports to the companies or universities if they announce our program and allow their employees to volunteer. The report may include how many of their employees are involved and how many hours of community service is provided by their employees. You may use the information for your annual company reports, community impact reports, or grant submissions.
The Terra STEM Scholars are local college faculty, STEM practitioners, and graduate students who are eager to interact with school students and their teachers. Scholars can share their expertise through interactive lectures, classroom activities, field experiences, tours, or job shadowing. Extended mentoring opportunities can also be explored in select cases.
Here are the few CNY Schools which are registered to take advantage of our free service for them to engage their students with a STEM Scholar/expert: Bishop Grimes Jr/Sr. High School, Syracuse Academy of Science High School, Onondaga Nation School, East Syracuse Minao high School, Marcellus Senior High School, Utica Academy of Science Middle and High Schools.
School Name, Age/Grade level, STEM area of interest, possible specific topics (if there is), month of the year when the Scholar is expected, and any other related information to help the Scholar better prepare.
Scholars can expect one volunteer presentation per year which should serve as your community service. For additional visit requests in an academic year, the Scholar may choose to volunteer their time or Terra will pay them $75 per additional school visit. You may choose how many engagements you would like to do in a year. Terra will place you within 30 miles of your home or work address.
If you have further questions before making a commitment, please email Dr. Rick Beal ([email protected]).
If you are ready to volunteer please Register here!
Terra Science and Education is happy to announce the Terra Traveling STEM Show. In this program Terra provides STEM educational programing to summer camps organized by area schools and community groups. Terra Traveling STEM Shows can be 1 to 5 days in length and we can fit our programming to meet your STEM content and scheduling needs.
Terra Traveling STEM Shows are presented by the Terra STEM Scholars. These college faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and STEM practitioners are ready to bring STEM to kids.
One week of programing costs approximately $7,000. Contact our program coordinator for more information or fill out this Interest Form.
Terra professional development is rigorous, current, relevant and appropriate for the professionals in the target audience. Terra continually updates and validates its activities based on emerging research, identified best practices, and student feedback. Terra specializes in professional development focused on education, educational administration, and numerous STEM topics. We can work with you to deliver the professional development experience that you need!
Terra’s educational programming is open to local public and private schools.
Terra Science and Education offers new school development support such as writing charter school proposals and providing guidance on educational, financial, and facility needs for a succesful implementation based on succeful models. Our team includes school developers, charter school proposal writers, charter school leaders, new school program implementers, and experienced in the process of establishing new schools, including budgeting, board development, staff recruitment, and facility selection and renovation.
We are flexible and can work within your budget to address your grant needs. Terra charges are based on a negotiated hourly rate. We may offer all or any of the following services based on your need. Terra Science and Education will work with you:
Contact Dr. Richard Beal at [email protected] to set up a meeting to discuss the details of your needs.
Terra Science and Education brings a nationwide STEM program to CNY region and received $10,000 grant funding from USDA AFRI PD-STEP program, through Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM to support the Teacher Efficacy in STEM Through Aquaponics in Syracuse.
Terra will design community-centric, STEM-relevant professional development experiences using aquaponics for teachers in urban area schools. The project will provide a unique and sustainable way to broadly integrate aquaponics into the classroom environment, with the ultimate goals of equipping teachers and students to design sustainable food systems for urban areas and increasing effective agricultural design and practice into the STEM landscape.
Terra will provide a one-day Saturday training in aquaponics and STEM education for 20 teachers Syracuse City School District Teachers, serve as a point of contact for teachers as they build and use aquaponics systems in their classrooms, and provide staff to serve on the advisory board for this project. Terra will also collaborate with the East Syracuse Minoa STEM Learning Ecosystem to evaluate the program, locally.
Terra is a partner in CERF (Cleanwater Educational Research Facility) at the Minoa Wastewater Treatment Plant that works with students to create authentic research projects focusing on aquaponics, biodigesters, and microbial fuel cells.
Contact Dr. Richard Beal at [email protected] if you have a question or would like to set up a similar pilot program at your school or disctrict.