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STEM into Nature- School Day
May 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.
School Day– Thursday, May 3rd from 10-2 p.m.
Thanks to these partners who are helping make this new event series amazing!
UWM-School of Freshwater Sciences (featuring their 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), Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (featuring their remote sensing and invasive species mapping/GIS project), as well as your hosts from Riveredge Nature Center (featuring GIS/mapping, digital microscopes), and more!
- This school day is designed for middle school students (6-8th) from throughout Sheboygan, Washington, Ozaukee, and Milwaukee counties.
- The day will be structured so that you and your class travel from station to station, scattered throughout Riveredge’s 379-acre outdoor classroom. 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 to careers that blend STEM and the environment and, to showcase ways in which technology is supporting the conservation movement in our region. We hope you’ll find a wide variety of curricular connections specifically associated with Next Generation Science Standards in the life sciences and engineering technology applications to science disciplines.
- Due to space/capacity limitations, Riveredge can accommodate approximately one class per school. If this isn’t ideal, we encourage you to think about bringing high-interest clubs/groups (i.e. Robotics, STEM, Green Team, etc.).
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Thank you to the following organizations who are helping to support this new event series!
• Fees are $5.00 per person (this includes teachers and chaperones).
• Payment must be received by Friday, April 20th. No refunds will be given under $15.
• You are welcome to eat lunch at Riveredge before or after a program. There is no charge for lunch during an all-day program or two half-day programs on the same day.
• If a school cancels a program, or the class size is reduced by 20 or more students less than 6 weeks before the date of the trip, the school will be charged a $20 fee per program.
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 email@example.com or 262-375-2715.