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Happy International Day of Education from RAFT!

January 24, 2022

Today the world celebrates International Day of Education! Not only do we recognize the contributions of teachers, the personal development of students, and the hard work of everyone in the education field, but we also take today to recognize the role of education for the world. Education can unlock every individual’s potential and pave the…

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RAFT Makerspace Build comes to San Lucas Union School District

January 19, 2022

The rain of December took a brief hiatus to allow RAFT’s Education Team to bring the excitement of a makerspace build to San Lucas Union School District in southern Monterey County. With the support of all 75 students, they built new tool walls and shelving units to get their makerspace organized and even better than…

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RAFT’s Winter STEAM Lab Uses STEAM Activities to Take Students to the Stars

January 15, 2022

We’ve said before that it’s a great idea to kick off the new year with some STEAM learning, and we’re so happy to say that the RAFT Education Team helped the students of Luther Burbank Elementary School in San Jose do just that. In the first week of January, the team held a week-long STEAM…

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Launch into January with our Puff Rocket STEAM Activity!

January 10, 2022

Our “Puff Rocket” is our STEAM activity of the month, and it’s the perfect kit to launch 2022 with some great STEAM learning. Like all of our quality kits, it guides you through fundamental lessons with some really fun challenges, all while being made sustainably with simple materials. Who doesn’t want to launch a rocket?…

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2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

Nov 30, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Christmas Sale – Finish the Year Strong!

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT during our Christmas Sale from now till December 23rd. We have a great selection of holiday items at affordable prices.  Save BIG on your christmas decorations with 75% off…

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It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

Nov 27, 2021 | Comments Off on It’s Time to Tinker, Thanks to RAFT’s New STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service!

We at RAFT are proud to launch our new STEAM Project Kit Subscription Service! Becoming a subscriber means you get a selection of our quality STEAM learning kits every month, all at an affordable price! We hope that this service will continue our mission…

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Help us bring joy back to the classroom by supporting RAFT

Nov 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Help us bring joy back to the classroom by supporting RAFT

Joy has been hard to find for the past two years during the pandemic. As we transition back to the in-person classroom, educators are noticing students being unsure about being back as well as struggling emotionally and socially compared to previous years. Now educators…

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RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

Nov 16, 2021 | Comments Off on RAFT’s Commitment to Responsible and Affordable Hands-on STEAM Learning

Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. When we hear these words, it’s easy to picture students in a classroom, scientists in white coats huddled together in a lab, or an engineer hunched over a drawing board. And that’s totally understandable! After hearing so much…

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Thank you, StopWaste!

Nov 15, 2021 | Comments Off on Thank you, StopWaste!

It’s our mission at RAFT to make STEAM learning more accessible and effective through our various programs – from our Store, to Maker Mobile to our Project kits and activities. And, as we carry out this mission, we do our best to stay committed…

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November 8th: An Extra Special Day for Education

Nov 8, 2021 | Comments Off on November 8th: An Extra Special Day for Education

Today is STEAM Day and National Parents as Teachers Day! Not only do we recognize the importance of a well-rounded education, but we also devote our attention to the people who start the educational journeys of our children. As students and educators, there’s a…

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