March 15, 2020
To our valued supporters, students, families, and teachers:
Here is a policy update regarding this critical time in science and medicine history. We continue to evaluate the changing situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, and are following closely to guidelines set by the World Health Organization and Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. The health and safety of our participants, teachers, and staff is at the forefront of our decision-making process.
Effective March 14, 2020, we will postpone our overnight program operations and all in-person activities scheduled for the remainder of March. We will continue to evaluate the progression of this public health situation and make a decision on when to begin in-person programs again. There have been no confirmed cases among Headwaters staff members or participants; we are making this decision to support public health and safety.
We are committed to our mission to educate youth and will be providing online educational resources for students to complete parts of our programs digitally while they are at home. This also allows us to keep our administrative staff and teachers employed during an uncertain time. In order to support the many students whose schools have closed and are learning digitally, we are sharing science lessons that students, parents, and teachers can implement from home. More information on accessing these lessons can be found on our social media channels. Two available lessons are listed below this message as well.
We wish you health and peace.
Megan Seifert, PhD
Executive Director of Headwaters Science Institute