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PBL Presentations Oct 30, Nov 6

Oak Grove 2nd and 5th grades present their results! Presentation time has arrived! Over the fall semester, Oak Grove Elementary has partnered with CSU Extension STEM/K-12 to provide learning materials and lessons to help students with their Problem Based Learning (PBL’s) projects and final presentations. 2nd grade was charged with learning about soils around their […]

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October 26th ~ Meeker Hogwarts Night!

There was Magic in the Air! Sometimes my STEM Agent persona gets to get outta town and do bigger events with her STEM skills. Meeker was a haunting experience to say the least – because I felt like I’d stepped into Hogwarts Academy. This was my first experience at Hogwarts Night, and I wasn’t disappointed! […]

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Oct 21st & 25th ~ Johnson Elementary 1st Grade Visit

Jamming with Germs! Johnson Elementary 1st grade is doing their part to live healthier and more active lives! Back in October, I was invited into their classrooms to help them look for bacteria (Germs!) around them that they couldn’t see with just their eyes. We started out on a Monday by talking a little about […]

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Oct 21-22 ~ Oak Grove Elementary 3rd Grade PBL

Birds and Bird Feeders! 3rd grade at Oak Grove is studying animals that use Spring Creek during the winter months. Since kids spend so much time indoors during the winter, what better way to observe the birds than by building bird feeders for outside their classroom windows! Students wanted to learn what diets birds best […]

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Sept 16-17 ~ EUREKA KIDS CAMP in Grand Junction

Cooking Up Nutrition! This last week I was invited to help conduct a nutrition camp at the newly constructed CSU Orchard Mesa Research Center in Grand Junction. In partnership with Amanda McQuade at Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief and CSU Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent Ann Duncan, we hosted 25 3rd-6th graders […]

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Sept 6th ~ Oak Grove Elementary 5th Grade PBL

Streamflow and RUBBER DUCKIES?!?!?! I’m thrilled to be able to work with Oak Grove Elementary this year on their Problem Based Learning (PBL’s) projects. In partnership with Dr. Barbara Shaw, CSU Extension Western Regional STEM Specialist, we are working with 5th grade students to determine the baseline water quality of Spring Creek, which runs behind […]

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