X-STEM explores the many incarnations and benefits of experiential methods in STEM education, showcases the best programs, and creates a community of experiential STEM advocates.
Xperience STEM is a national conference on Experiential STEM Learning sponsored by the Merck Company Foundation right here in Denver. This conference will explore the many incarnations and benefits of experiential methods in STEM education, showcase the best experiential programs (many from Colorado), and provide attendees with a community of like-minded STEM advocates who are energized by the passion and potential only first-person experience can provide.
A Hallmark of this conference will be a series of extraordinary experiences for all - including getting out into the Colorado wilderness for unique science learning adventures facilitated through our partners such as the National Park Service and REI.
At XSci, we create and research experiential programs…simply put, we live and breathe experiential science. Experiential science learning is all about personal close encounters with the content, processes, and emotions of science. It is a philosophy that emphasizes learning from direct first-person experience and a holistic perspective that includes the self-construction of knowledge as well as emotions, attitudes and beliefs that combine to form a learner’s “science identity.”