By now, you’ve probably heard of STEM: science, technology, engineering and math. It’s a good thing. But STEAM takes a good thing and makes it better by using the lens of ART to focus on potentially dry studies, bringing them to life in creative, hands-on, team-building, connection-making, eureka-moments.
We’ve gone bone deep and sky high examining anatomy and astronomy. We inclined our brains and geared up to experiment with simple machines. We built our ability to think creatively as we built bridges and designed a life-sized inflatable sculpture. We learned about lasers and the colors of the light spectrum, we even (virtually) traveled the speed of light. Yet there are plenty of ideas yet to explore. Kids 8-12 years old are invited to join us on third Sundays each month for Gathering STEAM where we take STEAM powered steps in a journey of life-long creating and learning.
If you’ve got 8 minutes, check out this TED talk where Océane Boulais illustrates the the benefits of transforming STEM into STEAM by integrating art into science, technology, engineering and math.