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Stephanie’s STEM Blog for all her going on’s in K-12 STEM programming!
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March ? ~ Everything’s Running Together…

Ok, that’s not totally true, but I’m sure that’s how many families are starting to feel right now. Good News!? There’s a lot of fun stuff out there to help parents keep their kids learning and their sanity turning. Now is the perfect time of year to be at home during the day. Gardening season […]

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March 18th ~ A Pandemic of FUN Activities to use at home!

Who’s tired of hearing about COVID-19? The seriousness of this outbreak not being overlooked….I think it’s time to ignore the news for a little while and instead focus on fun activities and resources for parents to use with their at home kiddo’s! Colorado STEM Projects: Many topic areas and STEM concepts to work on at […]

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Feb 26th & 27th ~ Mesa County Safety Fair

This past week I teamed up with Mesa County 4-H Agent Melissa Wonnenberg to bring the CSU STEM Mobile Energy Trailer to the Mesa County Safety Fair. Grand Valley Power electrical coop sponsored our attendance at this awesome event where over 2,000 mesa county elementary school children were able to come and learn about safety […]

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Feb 25th ~ Livestock Animals and How They Help Us

This last week has been very busy, but very rewarding as well! A while back I was invited to guest speak to the Johnson Elementary School 2nd Grade classes about Livestock Animals. My topic to share was ‘Livestock Animals, their attributes, and how they help humans solve problems’. This is a very exciting topic to […]

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Feb 3rd ~ Are you ready for some….Physics!?!?!?

Happy Happy Superbowl weekend! If you didn’t watch, you missed out on a great championship game yesterday. FYI – My team WON!!!! Hurrah! (If you don’t know who won….I guess I can wait until you get back from googling it….) Ok, now onto something just as cool. Let’s talk about the Physics of a Perfect […]

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Jan 21st ~ Measuring at the Meniscus!

The New Year is here and Problem Based Learning projects (PBL’s) are once again shaping up for schools in our community. This time around, we are back with Oak Grove Elementary School to work with 4th graders. I won’t give away their PBL question, but they are learning how a rain gauge works and will […]

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Jan 14th ~ Updoing an old Favorite!

Tuesday brought me back into the Delta Life Skills group to bring some spice to a favorite meal – pasta! The girls group have learned in previous lessons how to make spaghetti for their families, but what happens when traditional spaghetti gets old? You add a new twist to the old fav. We learned how […]

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Jan 6 ~ Seeing Clearly in 2020

Happy New Year! We are super excited to begin a new year in programming and exciting learning experiences! In the STEM department, I am personally looking forward to several upcoming events this winter and spring. Some of these include: Germ Swabs in the classroom with Kindergartners Mesa County Safety Fair at the Mall with the […]

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Dec 18th ~ Candy Making Day!

Candy making is a favorite activity for many when the holidays draw near. Some may ask how this is STEM related? Well, there are a lot of details behind making the perfect candies! Things like ingredients, shopping (with discounts!), measuring, temperature controls, and decorating with unique style! So when the Delta Life Skills girls group […]

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Dec 10th ~ Why Home Economics?

Soap Box Time! One of the things I think that we’ve lost in public education is the Home Economics training that so many young people need to function properly as adults. When I was in school, we were taught how to cook and clean, how to mend things rather than toss them away, and how […]

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COVID-19 Impact

The Mesa, Delta and Montrose/Ouray offices are currently closed due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). In-person Extension programming has been cancelled statewide through at least May 17th. We are still available to you, primarily by phone and email. See the Contact Us page to reach out to an Agent or click the link below for more information. Thank you.