A group of Blankner 5th grade students participated in a film competition in conjunction with their Everglades STEAM education. About the contest: Youth Making Ripples is collaborating with The Everglades Foundation to launch a new film competition called “Everglades Champions Making Ripples” focused on sharing messages about how the Florida Everglades are connected to our oceans. Only schools participating in The Everglades Foundations’ K–5 “Everglades Champion Schools” program are eligible for this competition.
To learn more about the Youth Making Ripples and Everglades Foundation visit their websites.
Join the virtual celebration in recognizing the competition participants!
Click HERE to register for the Celebration scheduled for Friday, June 3 from 1:30-3 p.m.
Spanish II students utilized the green screen technology in the STEAM lab to produce, film, and star in their very own cooking shows. Students demonstrated how to make an authentic Hispanic dish while utilizing the Spanish language skills they have learned in the classroom.
Girls in STEM program begins 2/25!
Blankner Middle School and 5th grade girls have a unique opportunity to participate in a 4-session STEM program sponsored are run by Blankner Alum, and current Boone student, who is an Engineer Girl Ambassador. She designed, developed, and is ready to implement Girls in STEM with the hopes of giving our Blankner girls the opportunity to think about engineering and engineering careers.
At this time, the sign up for these sessions are open to all 5th grade and middle school girls at: bit.ly/BlanknerGirlsSTEM
How can we educate the Blankner community about the Everglades?
Step 1: Build an airboat!
Step 2: Create an airboat tour that educates!
The students in Mrs. Powell's 4th grade class really enjoyed their Airboat Challenge!
Students built models of both the historic, natural, flow of water and the current flow of water in the Florida Everglades. They gained knowledge of the changes occurring in the Everglades.
Blankner STEAM Team