The Science Education Partnership Award is a science-enrichment program for rural, underserved middle schools. The SEPA Team works with school administration, teachers, students, and community members in order to enhance curricula, summer camp, field trips, career days, nature hikes, and other learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. Emphasis is placed on role models, health careers, healthy living, and natural history. Learning activities are inquiry based, culturally appropriate and educationally sound. Frequent “Think Tanks” ensure teacher input and guidance.
The UNM SEPA: Science Education Partnership Award was funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Center for Research Resources Grant R25 RR032163 and is currently supported by the NIH Office of Research Infrastructure Programs/OD R25OD011063. Content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of ORIP/OD or NIH.