2021-2022 Year in Review
BLANKNER WINS GOLD 🏆
Blankner was named a Gold Level Everglades Champion School by the Everglades Foundation and EvergladesLiteracy.org for the great work the students did throughout the year! Blankner was the ONLY school in Orange County to reach this high level. Congratulations to our STEAM Leaders, Mrs. Sarduy and Ms. Allen, and ALL teachers, students, and volunteers who led this effort last year!
Four Blankner students won 2nd Place AND the Most Artistic Award for their “A Water Drop Story” film in the Everglades Champions Making Ripples competition! Congratulations George Hornsby, Dominic Triolo, Max Gross, and Zion Evans!
5th graders compete in film competition!
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.
Virtual Everglades tour
Creating models of the Everglades
Bringing the Eco'drama' to the STEAM lab!
Discovering the habitats of the Everglades
Creating airboats to educate
Oh what a night! Blankner STEAM shines at Blankner's Innovation Night 2022
Participate in Blankner's Everglades Scavenger Hunt!
If your family is headed to South Florida this year, see how many of these places you can check off your list. Earn points by bringing back photos, pamphlets, or souvenirs from your trip!! We even included a few close by adventures that you can learn a lot about Florida’s Wetlands. Please check off where you visited, have your parents sign, and return to the envelope outside of the STEAM room.
What does STEAM mean to Blankner School?
We are going to Think Globally, Act Locally. Blankner Students are given real world problems to solve and think about and they bring those skills and empathy back into our community. At Blankner we use SPIKE, our Engineering Design Process.