STEM Ambassador Program Science Camp

Many folks don’t realize that there are more programs inside of the Boy Scouts of America than Scouting.

Ever heard of Learning for Life?…

It’s an incredible program that encourages kids to learn life skills and helps build self-esteem.

This is accomplished through a variety of activities and curriculum. But we also sneak in a little camping here and there.

 Ambassador Kendall FitzGerald helps campers build their own mini watersheds. (Photo via  STEMAP

Ambassador Kendall FitzGerald helps campers build their own mini watersheds. (Photo via STEMAP

One of our STEM camps was featured in the STEM Ambassador Program’s Fall Newsletter. We are proud of the hard work that was put in to make this particular camp a success. Check out what they had to say about it.

“The STEM Ambassador Program returned to Camp Tracy for a day of science exploration August 17th, with Ambassadors Dave Parrott, Julia Carleton, Tara Deans, Kendall FitzGerald, Anna Vickrey, and JJ Horns.

Tara Deans led groups in a DNA extraction activity, and Julia Carleton drove home genetic sequencing with DNA bracelets, while Dave Parrott showed off the real science of genetic mutants, and Kendall FitzGerald explored what it means to be part of an active watershed. Anna Vickrey and JJ Horns wrapped up the afternoon with the science of pigeons, giving kids the opportunity to see live birds, learn about their care and why pigeons are important for studying genes, and try on head crests and pigeon costumes.

Thanks to organizer Georgia Smith, everyone at Camp Tracy, and the STEM Ambassadors for a great day!”

To find out more information about the STEM Ambassador program, visit their website by clicking here.