The VC STEM Network's June Convening 2022
The VC STEM Network gathered at the kidSTREAM Museum in Camarillo to launch the maiden voyage of the S.S. Ed Venture. The imaginary cruise invites students and their families to visit various ports throughout Ventura County. These Ports of Call are the museums, libraries and state and national parks in our area. Renown author and speaker Paul Reynolds inspired us with his stories and experiences.
Ventura County’s own mobile library was there along with representatives from the Santa Paula Ag museum, Ventura Botanical Gardens, the Western Foundation of Vertabrae Zoology, Sunnyside Sea Farms, and of course kidSTREAM Museum.
The VC STEM Network's May Convening 2021
We had a terrific and inspiring convening in May featuring Scott Pipkin, the Director of Education and Engagement for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. He showed us how to cultivate wonder and curiosity through nature/science journaling. We also engaged with our community.
Here is a great resource for personal or classroom use from the Sierra Club, “John Muir Laws Nature Stewardship Through Science, Education, and Art.”
The VC STEM Network's March Convening 2021
The March convening reminded us to Never Stop Exploring: Our Own Backyard- The Channel Islands.” We learned the SEE-THINK-WONDER strategy to make new discoveries and heard from Jacob Seigel one of the authors of “Island Visions.” This is a great book and inspiring resource.