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RAFT STEAM Teachers of the Year 2022

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 STEAM Teachers of the Year! RAFT’s STEAM Teacher of the Year Awards recognize outstanding pre-K-12 teachers in the Bay Area who incorporate effective hands-on learning and/or maker education into their curriculum. Each awardee demonstrates excellence in teaching in at least one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Math.  RAFT…

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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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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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STEAMed Eggs: The Perfect Kit for National Deviled Egg Day

Nov 2, 2021 | Comments Off on STEAMed Eggs: The Perfect Kit for National Deviled Egg Day

Today is National Deviled Egg Day and eggs are the star of the show on today’s menu! Celebrate with RAFT’s Egg Drop kit and make eggs the star of the show in the classroom! Egg Drop This STEAM learning kit encourages learners to combine…

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2021 Black Friday Sales – Exciting Promotions

Nov 1, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Black Friday Sales – Exciting Promotions

Excited for the holiday season? Get your holiday decor and gifts early on at RAFT on November 16th-20th for our Pre-Black Friday Week Sale and on November 26th for our Black Friday One Day Sale! We have a great selection of holiday items at…

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Renovated Volunteer Center Thanks To Rebuilding Together and DPR Construction

Oct 25, 2021 | Comments Off on Renovated Volunteer Center Thanks To Rebuilding Together and DPR Construction

With help from Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley and DPR Construction, RAFT has a new and improved volunteer center. Thank you to the volunteers for revamping our volunteer center and providing an inviting space for our volunteers and staff. DPR Construction is a unique technical builder with…

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Members: Help us improve and win a $50 RAFT gift certificate!

Oct 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Members: Help us improve and win a $50 RAFT gift certificate!

Your input last year led to many significant changes to improve the shopping experience at RAFT. Here’s how your feedback helped us:  Members wanted more direction within the store. So RAFT added signage throughout the store with more signs to come! Members wanted to…

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