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Students building awesome summer memories at Camp #STEMtastic

Students building awesome summer memories at Camp #STEMtastic
Posted on 06/30/2017
More than 200 students attended Robbinsdale Area Schools' Camp #STEMtastic, a two-week program, with hands-on learning experiences based on science curriculum.

Students built something each day of the Meadow Lake Elementary School-based camp, which culminated Friday, June 30, with a science fair. The camp was led by Shannon Bruskiewicz, who will be teaching at Sandburg Middle School this fall, and Shannon Durand, who will be a Q-Comp peer coach this fall.

"The scientific method was used in all the classes, so not only did it seem like something cool, but it had the science behind it, which was connected to the state-standards based curriculum," Durand said. 
This is the first year #Camp STEMtastic has been offered. It differs from a typical summer school program by combining the fun camp energy and atmosphere with the curriculum-based hands-on activities. 

"Feedback from parents and students has been over-the-top positive," 
Bruskiewicz said. "They couldn't stop telling us how much they loved it. It was the same with staff, asking if they could teach it next year. This is something people really felt like they were a part of."