Over the last nine years, SWEP has developed and hosted STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art & math) styled Science Festival and Family Science Nights at many of Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s elementary and middle school sites. The Science Festival and Family Science Nights have become a highlighted event for students, teachers, and parents each year; bringing high quality, messy and engaging science exploration to the school sites, while engaging family and science minded volunteers. For the past 3 years, Excellence in Ed’s support of $2,000 per year has been instrumental in helping SWEP to purchase supplies and equipment. This funding support is instrumental in helping SWEP to engage students in creative, scientific thinking and has had a tremendous enriching impact on each student’s experience. SWEP would again like to request annual support from the Excellent in Education Foundation, that will allow us to continue to engage over 2,000 TTUSD students in hands-on science education programs that correlate with Next Generation Science and Common Core Educational Standards.