Effectiveness of Informal STEAM Education

To study how informal STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education can help students grasp complex concepts in sustainability,  Emily McGonigle ’15 and Nikki Bauer ’16 put together a 4-day STEAM Camp called “Our Beautiful World”. This camp intended to use fun and engaging activities to teach 4th-6th grade campers how the STEAM fields work together to create “Our Beautiful World” and how they influence the movement towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Campers took surveys before and after the program to measure how much they learned from the various modules. 

Student enjoying the local foods presentation.

Student enjoying the local foods presentation.

Interested in continuing this research or running the STEAM camp next year? Contact Professor Kney at kneya@lafayette.edu.

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