Walking Mountains After School

STEM Curiosity Lab

Empowering youth to bring STEM to life.

What is STEM Curiosity Lab?

STEM Curiosity Lab is a FREE after-school enrichment program for 6th-8th graders who want to use STEM to help the environment.

Why join?

Young people are often told they are the future, but Walking Mountains believes middle schoolers are the inventors, philosophers, and change-makers of today. STEM Curiosity Lab engages students’ creative young minds as they push STEM skills beyond the classroom to solve some daunting environmental issues. We build stuff, go on field trips, and meet experts to explore the nuance of the issue at hand and build the skills and confidence to take action in our community.

Not sure if you’re interested? Join in 3 weeks of fun during our Mini Session between Thanksgiving and Winter Break!

Can my student do STEM Curiosity Lab and other extra-curriculars?

Year-Long Scheduling
We offer three 6- to 7-week sessions so that students can choose a schedule that accommodates their diverse interests. Each session, we explore an environmental issue and discover how we can take action. We also do a fun 3-week Mini Session for students who just want to try out something new. Registering means committing to participation, so please only register for sessions where your student can attend all or most weeks.

  • Session 1: Late September–Thanksgiving Break
  • Mini Session: Late November–mid-December
  • Session 2: January–mid-February
  • Session 3: mid-February–Spring Break

Please check the registration page (below) for specific dates and topics.

Leaving Early
If your student regularly needs to leave early from Walking Mountains After School, it will be their responsibility to watch the clock and leave enough time to clean up their materials before leaving. Field trips will not necessarily accommodate early release.

Walking Mountains and YouthPower365 are dedicated to serving the youth of this community. Students who miss PwrHrs to attend STEM Curiosity Lab will not incur an attendance penalty. They may take the PwrHrs bus home on STEM Curiosity Lab days as long as they remain enrolled in both programs.

For more information about STEM Curiosity Lab, please contact us at

Have a girl in 3rd-5th grade? Click here to learn more about the Girls in Science afterschool program.

Register for Walking Mountains After School

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Meet some of the program team members