PROGRAM FUNDED: Patagonia created scalable after-hours public Creative STEM learning pods – proving what’s possible and accessible for more rural families. Each blended pod will host 10 elementary students at no cost, with virtual options available to remove geographic barriers


“The Universe Within was a creative project that made me feel good about myself by being even smarter. It helped me get more imaginative! I barely knew geometry and physics, but now I know much more. I didn’t know that I could do so much, but the class helped me with my creativity.”

Student 1

“I like making my solar system because it’s fun. And it helps me learn about energy and matter, and how the earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun.”

Student 2 

“My solar system has many of my own planets and a little moon. I actually didn’t know that it took the Earth 365 days to come all the way around the sun which makes up one year.”

Student 3