Mike is thrilled to be accepted into the NJ Nonprofits Consultants Collaborative (NPCC), a group of professionals dedicated to improving their craft and providing the best possible experiences to our clients based on our individual and shared experiences and resources. The members of this group have made our strong existing network even stronger, and there have already been shared opportunities and projects with members of this group.
MacEwan Consulting was proud to serve as a lead organizer of the first annual Build it Better New Jersey State Championship 2017. The competition was held at Mercer County College on June 2, and welcomed six high school teams that advanced from earlier competitions at their respective schools. Continue…
Mike is very excited to be named a Space Station Ambassador through the CASIS Space Station Educator Ambassador Program. The program gives Mike access to specially developed resources for youth to learn about science initiatives in space and especially experiments happening on board the International Space Station! In exchange, Mike gets to help review educational materials and recruit pilot sites when needed, as well as serving as an advocate for science education in all settings.
We are excited to be leading a SciGirls training at the LEAP Academy Charter School in Camden, NJ. SciGirls is a nationally recognized set of curricula and support materials proven to engage girls in STEM, and to help educators and families support them as they explore these topics. For more info see SciGirls.org.
New Jersey Makers Day (NJMD) is an all-ages statewide event celebrating STE(A)M, with the mission of exposing, enriching, and empowering our communities through maker culture. Our initiative serves as a grass-roots community based initiative for showcasing all the wonderful organizations and opportunities in education, manufacturing, enrichment programs, and business and entrepreneurship specifically here in New Jersey. Continue…
Mike is thrilled to have lent his voice to the narration in D&R Greenway Land Trust’s new TravelStorys app! The app is downloaded onto a smart phone, and then activated by GPS as users paddle through the historic Abbott Marshlands Continue…
Mike is heading to San Francisco to be trained at the Cal Academy of the Sciences on their Science Action Clubs: Birds In Your Schoolyard curriculum. He’ll be bringing it back to train groups across New Jersey, and as requested nationally.
Mike is proud and excited to be partnering with the Franklin Institute to develop this summer’s GSK Science in the Summer™ program, a nationwide summer program providing STEM opportunities to youth in grades 2 through 6. Activities are currently being piloted and evaluated, and revisions will be happening shortly. For more information on GSK Science in the Summer™ in the Philadelphia area please see www.fi.edu/gsk-science-summer.
The Franklin Institute has chosen us to help develop and write new curricula for the LEAP Into Science curriculum! More info coming.
Mike has partnered with the National Girls Collaborative Project to offer free environmental science programming and professional development (valued at over $4,000!) to up to 15 programs in NJ that serve grades 4-8th. More information.