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STEM Learning Ecosystems (SLECoP) Convening 2023

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Jacksonville, Florida

The STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative hosts Community of Practice Convenings for all participating STEM Learning Ecosystems. The convenings facilitate national and regional peer-to-peer professional learning and allow communities to share information and expertise. 

When: May 1, 2023 to May 3, 2023


Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 Tournament Players Club Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Registration: Registration has closed for the 2023 convening

Past Convenings:

Design session

Partnership and programs to broaden participation in STEM: Insights for action from NASA’s SciAct program
Monday, May 1, 10:30am-5:35pm

Attendees will collaboratively create plans to broaden participation in their learning ecosystems using principles and practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging (DEAIB). Presenters will share strategies developed through their experience designing, implementing, and studying ecosystem structures through NASA’s Science Activation (SciAct) program. Attendees will be encouraged to ideate, innovate, and improve their partnership and programs using insights and resources developed through SciAct. They will also have an opportunity to share and learn from each other.

Session partners:

  • Arctic and Earth SIGNs / University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Learning Ecosystems Northeast / Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Rural Activation and Innovation Network / Arizona Science Center
  • SciAct STEM Ecosystems / Arizona State University
  • Smoky Mountains STEM Collaborative / Southwestern Community College 


  • Rae Ostman, Arizona State University
  • Allison Anderson, Museum of Science
  • Ann Atwood, Museum of Science
  • Molly Auclair, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Christi Buffington, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Matt Cass, Southwestern Community College
  • Ali Jackson, Sciencenter
  • Elizabeth Kollmann, Museum of Science
  • Kalman Mannis, Arizona Science Center
  • Paul Martin, Arizona State University
  • Leigh Peake, Gulf of Maine Research Institute
  • Randi Neff, Southwestern Community College
  • Elena Sparrow, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Sarah VanDenbergh, Gulf of Maine Research Institute


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