STEAM Clubs provide new summer learning experience

Full STEAM Ahead, a new program through ISU Extension & Outreach Greene County, is underway.

Three STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Clubs are meeting Wednesday afternoons through July 6. This partnership with Greene County Community Schools has provided an awesome experience for 25 local youngsters this summer.

Corbin Blair left) and Natalie Heupel in the kitchen
Corbin Blair left) and Natalie Heupel in the kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen meet at Ram Restaurant under the direction of Donna Carhill and Emily Most. They are learning safety and sanitation basics, measuring skills, and to develop their own recipes. Delicious dishes such as black bean salsa, baked egg cups, focaccia flatbread, pizza, and homemade ice cream are on the menu for this year’s club.

In CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, kids are exploring the fascinating world of police work, including the opportunity to solve a murder. Club leader is Greene County sheriff Steve Haupert.

Robotics leaders Kayla Hyett, Noelle Gray, and Earl McAlexander have their club on a journey through the world of building and programming robots using Spheros and NXT kits.

STEAM Clubs are made possible through a grant received from Greene County Community Foundation and funds received through Communities 4 Children and Community Partnerships for Protecting Children neighborhood/community mini-grants.

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