Surf skate Science is a STEAM education program that teaches students science and design through skateboarding. What is STEAM? STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Your support will help us to provide families with FREE learning opportunities as they navigate life through Co-VID19 quarantines and school closures.
22 Years ago Uli & Toni met at a Skate shop. Toni had just returned from 3 years of studying Engineering at Florida Tech. They got married, had kids and eventually began working with Ramp 48 Skatepark in South Florida. There they were given the opportunity to invest in the lives of South Florida skaters and fully develop a top-notch skate facility.During the 15 years of running the park, we were also able to help others around the world start skate projects in countries like Ethiopia, Guatemala, Colombia, England, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Costa Rica, Mexico, and multiple other locations.
Create-A-Skate shared STEM principles way before STEM was a hot button word in the educational world. In Create-A-Skate, students learned about environmental science, engineering, materials, physics and more that are part of skateboarding, Each student used basic wood working skills and art and design principles as they created their own custom skateboard deck. During the years at Ramp 48, Uli and Toni were able to incorporate this curriculum into schools, museums, events, and our park camps. Then, on February 14th, 2017 their community was shaken by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School just a few blocks from their home. Serving after the tragedy they met many students and families. And they say their local homeschool community exploded in numbers overnight. As homeschool parents of 3 kids, they thought it would be great to take this program a step further and combine their love of surfing, skateboarding and science in order to give kids a way to enjoy learning again. Hence, Surf Skate Science was born!
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