Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad
What is Science Olympiad? Science Olympiad was created by Dr. Gerard J. Putz and Jack Cairns in 1983 as an extra-curricular activity to enhance science education, and foster an interest in science. Science Olympiad has grown into a national program, and currently has more than 13,500 active participants in K-12 schools. The Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad (WESO) is branch of Science Olympiad, and includes students from all over Washtenaw County.
What is the goal of Science Olympiad? The goal of Science Olympiad is to help enhance the quality of science education, increase exposure to various scientific topics, and foster students interest in science. The Science Olympiad Tournament provides students with the unique opportunity of receiving recognition for an academic competition, usually associated only with athletics.
What is involved in Science Olympiad? Thurston WESO is solely ran and operated by parent volunteers. Teams are only composed if a parent is willing to coach. Coaches are encouraged to attend coach workshops, network with other coaches, and regularly visit the WESO Blog in order to help prepare for the competition. Students select a topic of interest, and commit to one hour each week (late January through mid-May) learning the curriculum in a fun, cooperative, and hands on approach.
Questions? Email Tori Melendez or Shana Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org