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Project Exploration
Explore Store

Eligible families who are subscribed to [email protected] complete activities to earn points and Amazon Gift Cards at the end of each program session! Our Explore Store displays the types of prizes you can earn for participating in [email protected] programs. Subscribe to [email protected] to see if you qualify and start earning prizes today!

How to Earn Points

There are many ways to earn points as a family:

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Complete STEMbook Activities

Complete activities from our online STEMbook library and earn 5 Points per Share It Out Submission

Become Explorer of the Week

Students who regularly attend and participate in programs can earn the title “Explorer of the Week,” which includes a 5 point award!

Attend Virtual Program Sessions

Earn 5 Points per Program Session You Attend. Register for [email protected] to be invited to virtual program sessions.

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Participate in Virtual Reflection of Knowledge

Complete an independent project and present it at the end-of-session Reflection of Knowledge event to earn 25 points!

Participate in Virtual Program Sessions

Earn up to 5 points for sharing your work and asking questions during virtual program sessions. Register for [email protected] to join virtual programs.

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Complete Parent Surveys and Forms

Earn 10 points for completing all paperwork and individual parent surveys that come to you!

Explore Store Prizes

Students earn points for participating in program, which is rewarded at the end of each program session with an Amazon Gift Card! Prizes you can purchase with your gift card include:

100 Points

Prize options include:

  • Gift card valued at $25.
250 Points

Prize options include:

  • Family fun activity pack valued at over $65 OR;
  • Gift card valued at up to $65.
500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family AND choice of prize:

  • 4 Navy Pier passes OR;
  • Hover board OR;
  • Combo of level 1-2 gifts, worth up to $125 combined value.
750 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, AND choice of prize:

  • Backpack stuffed with back-to-school supplies valued at $190+ OR;
  • Chromebook laptop OR;
  • Combo of level 1-3 gifts, worth up to $190 combined value.
1,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Grand Luxe family date OR;
  • Combo of level 1-4 gifts, worth up to $250 combined value.
1,500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • 4 tickets to Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, IL OR;
  • iPad OR;
  • Combo of level 1-5 gifts, worth up to $375 combined value.
2,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • 4 tickets to sports game of your choice with cash value at up to $500 OR;
  • Combo of level 1-6 gifts, worth up to $500 combined value.
2,500 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Nintendo Switch with 3 additional controllers OR;
  • Combo of level 1-7 gifts, worth up to $625 combined value.
3,000 Points

Recognition as STEM All-Star Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, AND choice of prize:

  • Kalahari Resort family weekend, including 2 night stay in the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Resort and waterpark passes for 4 people;
  • Combo of level 1-8 gifts, worth up to $750 combined value.
5,000 Points

Recognition as STEMfluencer Family, ability to do PE social media takeover, family participation in PE virtual science fair, private family tour of the Brookfield Zoo, AND choice of prize:

  • Macbook Air OR;
  • Combo of level 1-9 gifts, worth up to $1,250 combined value.

Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to make earning prizes through the Explore Store as simple as possible! Please review these FAQs. If they don’t answer your question, please call or text us at the [email protected] hotline 312-772-6634 for assistance.
Who can earn points and prizes in the Explore Store?
Any family is eligible to complete [email protected] activities. However, not every family is eligible to earn points and prizes for completing activities at this time. Register to find out if your family is eligible. If not, do not fret! Project Exploration is working to make open the Explore Store to more families.
How many points does my family have?
Registered families will receive a weekly update via email every Monday informing them about how many points they have earned.
How many points are activities worth?
Generally, each activity completed and reported back via the Share It Portal is worth 5 points. However, bonus points for specific challenges will also be awarded. Make sure you check your email for updates and challenges to multiply your points!

Trade in Your Points!

Ready to trade in your points for prizes? Congratulations! Complete the form below to claim your prize. Please note that points need to be verified before you will be awarded your prize. Your family will be contacted within one week of your prize request.

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