So we are getting ready to ship out our first boxes for STEAM in the PARK. These boxes are heading to Niobrara and Bryce Canyon. I have been dreaming of this day since we returned from last year's STEAM in the PARK at Acadia. Little did we know that less than one year later, we would be planning to head out on not one, but EIGHT adventures around the country. I wanted to share our mission again because to be honest with you, there are tears happening today.
Our Mission and Passion: We know that outdoor experiences help students increase their understanding of natural and human communities which leads to a sense of place. Students can develop stronger environmental attitudes and have a deeper understanding of civic issues. We want to provide outdoor learning experiences to support educators so they can raise the next generation of responsible citizens who care about each other and the Earth. With STEAM in the PARK, we know that learning outside the classroom can help teachers create enthusiasm for learning, provide a real-world context and expose students to a range of STEM careers. Our goal is to integrate outdoor learning via the National Parks with Real World Problems utilizing tools such as the UN Global Goals.
Thank you again for going on this journey with us. As you may have figured out, I love quotes and am very sentimental so I leave you with another of my favorites:
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul." -John Muir