Yellowstone STEAM: Blending STEM and Art in Education
This workshop takes place two times each year and is designed to help teachers discover innovative ways to incorporate STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) into their classrooms.
With Yellowstone National Park as the venue, participants will learn how to use both traditional and innovative methods to incorporate Art into STEM lessons. Throughout the workshop, we’ll explore new ideas and strategies while networking with other educators on best practices for cross-curricular design.
Day one includes an evening orientation with Yellowstone Forever and National Park Service (NPS) staff.
The following three days, we’ll spend our time immersed in Yellowstone’s natural wonders and introduce hands-on activities participants can use with students. After breakfast each day, Yellowstone Forever and NPS instructors will go through a mix of classroom lessons and field activities. We will use evening sessions and time with guest experts to further integrate art with STEM and give participants tools to engage a variety of learning styles in the classroom. One session of early morning wildlife watching will also be included.
On the final morning we’ll discuss ways to incorporate Yellowstone STEAM into the classroom and create individual action plans.