STEAM – Agricultural Literacy
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What is STEAM? The acronym stands for science, technology, engineering art and math. Classes and workshops that bear this title give students a forum to ask questions, dialogue, and think critically about these languages. Innovative education is fueled by research, marketing and partnership. N.C. Cooperative Education is committed to STEAM education in traditional and informal settings and practicing the languages of science, technology, engineering, art and math with students, families and educators. Our partners include civic organizations, schools, libraries, and universities.
STEAM/Agricultural Literacy programs use a 4-H curriculum, which is a peer-reviewed curriculum that aligns with the majority of public instructional standards from various land-grant institutions. North Carolina’s land-grant institutions, NC State and NC A&T share their research with constituents to bring the university to their back door.
To whom are these programs offered? Schools, after-schools, libraries and community groups are invited to inquire about and receive these programs depending upon availability.
What ages do you serve? Classes serve youth, 5-18 years of age. When a workshop is offered it will designate the appropriate age range. The offerings below can be tailored to different age ranges.
Currently, Forsyth County Center has several STEAM offerings:
LEGO Robotics: LEGO is an international brand known for model building and education. In hands-on workshops students can explore STEM concepts through models that give them an opportunity to enhance their curiosity by learning code, building and practicing design thinking. Lesson plans are aligned with common core standards.
STEAM Art: Get Started in Art is a 4-H curriculum that uses the experiential learning model which allows students to create art that leads to conversations about STEM topics such as balance in bridges, aspect ratio, and the scientific method.
Just Grow It: Gardening from seed to salad. This hands on 4-H curriculum is offered to schools, after-schools and community centers to provide programming that uses their gardens as outdoor learning centers.
To learn more about our 4-H Youth Development Program for Forsyth County and to find out more about STEAM opportunities visit the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center Website or the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County 4-H Website.
Please contact Jeffrey Cates, STEAM/Agriculture Literacy Program Assistant with questions: email@example.com