District 87 Hosts STEM Read Field Trip

May 15, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ STEM in Education

The D87 “I Survived” STEM Read field trip offered 400 3rd grade students the chance to interact with experts and participate in STEM challenges based on the popular children’s book series by Lauren Tarshis. Students and staff were exposed a variety of authentic, interactive tasks and activities that were built around the text, but also engaged the students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!  All D87 4th graders earlier in the year participated in a similar event based on the book “Flush” and all 5th graders were involved in a Challenger Learning event. D87 Media Specialists lead the events in partnership with Northern Illinois University and State Farm and coordinated by Media Center Specialist, Kristi Sutter.