In late April 2022, in the midst of windy, rainy, unseasonably cool, and pleasant spring conditions, over 230 5th and some 6th grade students from Waterville, Bridgeport, Tonasket, and Oroville participated in STEAM in the Field Events.
The STEAM in the Field events were built on a pilot project last year at Scotch Creek Wildlife Area located near Conconully, WA. This year’s expansion of STEAM in the Field included a new site at Foster Creek Wildlife Area near Bridgeport, WA.
The purpose of these field events was to engage students in a real-life project that ties in science, math, and literacy objectives. Additionally, students were exposed to STEM careers in their backyard. Finally, these STEAM in the Field events included pre and post materials, in order to solicit background knowledge and provide additional information to create a storyline that did not start and end with one day out in the field.