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2021 STEM Tour

Welcome to the program overview of the TOP 2021 virtual study tour for STEM educators. Just like during a study tour in Germany, all events are tentative. Once an event is confirmed, it will become clickable with additional event information and Zoom registration.

We look forward to seeing you on our virtual journey this summer!

Week 1: June 8-10

Online Seminar Panel Discussion

June 8, 11:00 AM EDT
Transatlantic STEM Educator Discussion

Kick-off event with a special welcome by the German Embassy Washington followed by a transatlantic educator discussion.

Wadden See for TOP Workshop

June 9, 3:00 PM EDT
Workshop: Inspired by Germany

Understanding Global Climate Change to Take Local Action with TOP Alumna, Loris Chen.

Science on Stage Square

June 10, 11:00 AM EDT
Science On Stage

Join Berlin-based Science on Stage as we explore teaching the Sustainable Development Goals in STEM education.

Week 2: June 15-17

Festo Flower

June 15, 11:00 AM EDT

Teaching bionics with the Esslingen-based robotics manufacturer, Festo.

Wind Turbines

June 16, 3:00 PM EDT
Workshop: Inspired by Germany

Participants will explore wind energy then walk-through activities to teach wind power principles and engineering design to students of various ages.

Jo Hecker Sq

June 17, 11:00 AM EDT
Science Is Fun (Germany Too!)

Engaging students in STEM with the famous Jo Hecker.

Week 3: June 22-24

Kim Young Earth Rise

June 23, 3:00 PM EDT

Sparking Student Inquiry: Exploring Lusatia with Satellite Imagery | Coal Mining to Green Tourism 

Futurium Berlin

June 24, 11:00 AM EDT

A virtual visit to Berlin's newest science museum.

Week 4: June 28-July 1


June 29, 11:00 AM EDT
Spargel: Food Science

A discussion with experts about the science and cultural significance of Germany's "white" Spargel (Asparagus).

The Sun Ship

June 30, 3:00 PM EDT

TOP Alumni share engineering design challenges inspired by their experiences in two of Germany's most sustainable communities.


July 1, 11:00 AM EDT

Join us for our concluding event as we return to everyone's favorite southwestern German city known for being at the forefront of sustainable living.

Lena Carlson

July 30, 11:00 AM EDT
Black Forest

Join Lena Carlson as she takes us on a virtual hike through the Black Forest.