Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

Ariela Vader


Since my first year at Messiah College, I have been a part of an on-campus organization called the Collaboratory. The organization aims to partner students with faculty to use what they are learning in their major to serve others. The team that I have been a member of, and now lead, called “Harrisburg Science Camps,” was a source of inspiration for the topic of this guide. The team partners with an Elementary School in the Harrisburg City School District, specifically an after-school program. The team plans science instruction and activities for the 3rd and 4th grade students who attend, which is implemented by the team on Tuesdays. Being apart of this team has been so impactful for my development as a teacher, and in building my philosophy of education.