Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math
Red River Zoo
Come and join us at the Red River Zoo for STREAM Club. S.T.R.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Each rotation will cover topics in each of the STREAM areas with an overlying theme. Each section of STREAM Club time will also include a critter close-up, as well as an opportunity to feed some of our amazing animals. Join us in this adventure in learning.
Every Thursday from 4 to 6 PM
Ages 11 to 13
$20 per week for members/$25 per week for non-members
20 spots per week
Rotation 3 Theme: Space
1/7 Week 1- Science
As we begin our journey through space we are going to start with an introductory look at our solar system and how big it really is.
1/14 Week 2- Technology
Space travel is full of technology and during this class, we are going to look at some awesome current technology in space travel as well as designing our own rockets.
1/21 Week 3- Research
Each of the planets in our Solar System holds a special role in our universe and we are going to take time in this class to research each planet, and how unique they each are.
1/28 Week 4- Engineering
On February 18th the next Mars rover (Perseverance) will hopefully land on Mars. During this class, we are going to explore the engineering behind this current rover, and plan our own trip to Mars.
2/4 Week 5- Art
We have sent telescopes into space that have captured stunning images of other galaxies. We are going to look at some of those beautiful images and try our hand at recreating them using drawing and painting.
2/11 Week 6- Math
Space travel involves a lot of geometry to help the rockets, rovers, and satellites travel through space. In this math lesson, we will be exploring some of that geometry as well as creating some geometry based origami that is the small scale version of a technology that is actually going into space.
Rotation 4: Conservation
3/4 Week 1- Science
Conservation of all kinds involves all facets of our S.T.R.E.A.M. acronym so this week we will be doing an overview of what conservation is and how we can help.
3/11 Week 2- Technology
There are many technologies around the world that are helping in conservation efforts and during this class, we will explore some of the bigger ones as well as some conservation technologies we can set up in our own backyards
3/18 Week 3- Research
Conservation starts with research, so we will be taking a look at how conservation research is conducted and work on collecting some sample research of our own
3/25 Week 4- Engineering
This week we will be looking at the amazing feats of engineering that have help in conservation efforts throughout history.
4/1 Week 5- Arts
This week we are going to take all we have learned about conservation and use that inspiration to create a beautiful art piece.
4/8 Week 6- Math
Animal conservation is all about the numbers in population size and how we can help protect and increase that population. In this class, we are going to run some mathematical simulations as to how we can affect a given population with our conservation efforts