University of Arizona STEAM in Action: Cultivating the next generation of environmental scientists


The University of Arizona STEAM in Action project wants to thank the Silver Belt and Copper Country News for helping raise awareness of this event, and Hayden Winkelman School District for hosting our first environmental science, public heath, and justice youth training.  Special thanks to the Hayden High School Principal and staff for hosting us - GRACIAS!!! More than 25 students learned new environmental science skills, how to collect and analyze samples, and interpret and communicate the results! They also prepared scientific posters and developed data visualizations about local environmental issues! They also learned about soils and how they are formed, the water cycle and water conservation practices, and Indigenous food sovereignty and meal preparation. Guest speakers were from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, San Carlos Apache College, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and University of Arizona’s Project WET!

We now look forward to our next STEAM in Action youth training in Globe, AZ.  It will be hosted by High Desert Middle School from June 24 -  28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This is a free training and the students who complete it will receive micro-credentials from the University of Arizona and a stipend to reward their involvement.  This workshop is for incoming 7th graders up through 12th grade.  To register please use our website:   
Thank you! 

Mónica Ramírez-Andreotta, M.P.A, Ph.D.; Associate Professor & University Distinguished Scholar
Department of Environmental Science, University of Arizona