Teams from Savills Studley’s regional offices were honored to be on hand to assist the students of DC’s Hendley Elementary on Friday, April 8, during its STEM Expo 2016 at 425 Chesapeake St SE.
Hendley Elementary School hosted a STEM Expo (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) featuring exhibitors who offered a variety of experiential learning opportunities to the more than 480 students of PK-5th grade student body. As volunteers, Savills Studley’s team helped facilitate this by supporting individual classrooms, helping students navigate their STEM Expo schedule so they were able to truly benefit from the experience. Some members of the team worked at one unique station throughout the event, helping the exhibitor/scientist with presenting and then assisting the kids in interacting with that exhibit.
Hendley Elementary School’s goal is to help all of its students learn to think analytically and become independent, well-rounded individuals. All students take music, art, physical education and library classes as well as their core academic courses. For students as well as staff and parents, Hendley is known throughout the local community as a warm, welcoming place.
“Thank you Savills Studley for an amazing day for our kids and a really promising start to our partnership to support their learning needs,” said the school’s Dean, Frances Evangelista. “Our staff was so grateful, not only for their financial sponsorship that made the day happen, but the amazing can-do attitude from all the volunteers. We love our great kids, and it was wonderful to see these terrific people interacting with and appreciating them.”
- Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s 3D printer
- The DC Beekeepers Alliance
- Washington Youth Garden-Friends of the National Arboretum
- The Save Lucy Campaign, A Little Brown Bat – Empowering Youth to Conserve North American Brown Bats
- The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (rehabilitation of local birds of prey)
- Mad Science of Washington, DC
- Guy Brandenberg of National Capital Astronomers
- 35 Hendley students exhibited their own science projects and were judged for prizes.
“Savills Studley was very honored to take part in Hendley Elementary’s STEM Expo,” said Executive Vice President Rick Rome. “This was a wonderful way to expose children to the endless discoveries science has to offer.”