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Big Dreams Bloom

Local teacher creates virtual STEM and design thinking program for girls.

Over the past two decades, Emily Blomquist has taught a variety of subjects
at Windermere Prep, Park Maitland and Lake Highland Prep, including STEM
and design thinking. During the pandemic, Emily saw that parents and kids
working from home were seeking new opportunities to learn, so she created a virtual program for young girls.

Big Dreams Bloom, a STEM program focused on empowering girls, explores the lives of influential women — from artists to activists, explorers to engineers — who followed their dreams and changed the world. The class follows up with book club-style discussions and complete science, art and maker-style STEM projects as a learning extension. Program supplies are delivered to the home in carefully curated surprise activity bags. The program has students enrolled all over the U.S. and most recently in Canada.

Check it out at bigdreamsbloom.com.

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