Falls Lake Partners in Forensic Science Program 2020-08-24T13:12:31+00:00

Falls Lake Partners in Forensic Science Program

xstream-caaeWith continued funding support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the CAAE’s Falls Lake Partners in Forensic Science Program is based on a partnership between the CAAE and Moore Square Magnet Middle School and East Garner Magnet Middle School within the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS). The program is designed to engage eighth and ninth grade students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and information technology (IT) content and career education, through hands-on research experiences in aquatic science.

The specific project goals are to:

    • Kindle students’ interest in aquatic science careers through short interactive presentations to all 8th graders from the two targeted schools each year, followed by brief classroom visits emphasizing the
      importance of Falls Lake to their everyday health and the health of their families and friends;
    • Excite students and their teachers about aquatic science by providing hands-on experiences which teach them the science underpinning issues that affect lake water quality;
    • Inspire students to pursue STEM careers in aquatic science and water resources management through direct interactions with aquatic specialists;
    • Provide related classroom activities, career information, and references to enhance teachers’ skills in teaching aquatic science.