Say yes to STEAM
Camp goes to B Street Farm to study food, water, energy
Last Wednesday ended a month of experiments and discovery at Pacific Universitys B Street Farm for about 80 students in grades three through eight. Organizers of Centro Culturals YES-STEAM camp (Youth Empowered Success Science Technology Engineering Arts Math) brought the youth to B Street to study food, water and energy systems.
Activities ranged from harvesting, grinding and baking wheat grown on the farm, to monitoring water quality in nearby Gales Creek. Pacific University Students helped develop and deliver the experiential curricula.
I like the farm, said Leodan Flores, one of the campers. We did a lot of activities (and) learned about nature and animals.
I learned that when we carry a bunny it is important for their feet to be in the back so they dont scratch you, said Maria Isabel, another camper.
You learn a bunch of new things every day and it distracts you, said James Murillo. And its fun.
While the B Street portion of the camp has ended, other elements will continue through Thursday, Aug. 29.
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