What if nature was as integrated into our daily lives as technology is today? Join us for a brand new event series featuring cutting-edge leaders from organizations around Wisconsin that are using 21st-century technology to innovative ways to better learn about and steward our environment. Meet scientists, student, and youth groups that are exploring new ways of learning about the environment through the aid of technology. Learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) and get hands-on with the drones, robots, underwater ROV’s, virtual reality and GIS tools that are changing the game for conservation.
Community Day– Saturday, May 5th from 10-2 p.m.
Thanks to the following partners who are helping make this new event series amazing!
UWM-School of Freshwater Sciences (featuring an underwater ROV), Reflo (featuring their Augmented Reality Watershed Table and Milwaukee Community Story Map), MSOE (featuring a closer look at the Riveredge engineered wastewater wetland system), Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin (animal robotics), your hosts from Riveredge (featuring technologic observation tools) and more!
Price: $5 per child or $15 for a family of 3 or more children.
- The community day is designed for all ages! But, specifically, we hope to attract 4H, scouts, youth, and families interested in STEM and nature.
- The day free flowing so that you and your family/group will travel from station to station, scattered throughout Riveredge’s 379-acre sanctuary. Educational hosts will greet you and share about their specific career that blends STEM and the environment as well as demonstrates how technology assists them in their conservation work.
- The overall goal of the STEM into Nature event series is to expose youth (and, adults!) to careers that blend STEM and the environment and, to showcase ways in which technology is supporting the conservation movement in our region.
- Pack a lunch and stay all day, or come and go as you please, but be sure to stop in the Visitor Center to register and grab your map.
- Please note: Not all partners are attending all days of the event series. Key partners during the community day include the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Wisconsin (animal robotics), MSOE (engineered wastewater wetland system), Riveredge (ed. tech observation tools) and more!
Thanks to the following sponsors who are helping make this exciting new series possible!
Please note: Activities will be held rain or shine. Please dress for the weather as this event will be mostly outdoors.
Questions? Contact Carly Hintz, Educational Technology & Evaluation Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-375-2715.