Prairie STEM at AfrOmaha Festival

Prairie STEM had a booth at Afro Fest Omaha at Stinson Park, where we handed out 200 STEM Kits and provided a VR experience for visitors of all ages. The app we used primarily was Wander, which allowed users to visit anywhere in the world via Google Streetview 360. The intention was to allow people […]

STEAM Afternoon at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Arlington 1-27-2022

The Prairie STEM trailer rolled up in front of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School this afternoon full of STEM excitement. The students were divided into four groups and each group traveled to the different Prairie STEM stations, Drones, Rockets, Virtual Reality, and Robots. At each station, the students learned about the topic and spent […]

Prairie STEM’s Escape the Winter Blues 2.0 STEAM Kits

Our Escape the Winter Blues 2.0 STEAM kits are packed full of fun, educational, engaging, and hands-on activities. Each lesson contains materials and instructions for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and/or Math activities, all aligned to state and national standards. Our kits were divided between two grade bans, Kindergarten-Second grade, and Third-Sixth Grade. New this round was […]

Prairie STEM’s STEM Sampler is its Second Week

Summer camps are in full swing! We are excited to host in-person camps at The Mastercraft building downtown. This week we have 17 students attending our STEM Sampler Camp. Check out what our STEM Sampler camp has been up to… This camp is three different camps in one: programming, Science Lab, and robots. In programming, […]

Prairie STEM’s World Drumming Camp Began Today

World Drumming is an inter-generational program where people can make music immediately and enjoy doing it. This program generates team-building, self-esteem, leadership, cooperation, cultural diversity, respect, while using drums to make music. When people work together as a team they become stronger and create something really amazing!  Mark Irwin is a Lincoln middle school instrumental music teacher, […]

School of Sorcery Camp is off to a flying start

School of Sorcery Potions Class – We were sorted into our houses: Leoador named after Leonardo da Vinci, Teslathern named after Nikola Tesla, Johnsonclaw named after Katherine Johnson, and Hopperpuff named after Grace Hopper. Each of us received a vial of liquid, which changed colors once a magical indicator was added. After being sorted we went to our house workstations […]

Prairie STEM Is Busy With Summer Camps

We have 8 camps running this week: Space Camp, Coding Language of the Future, Inventors Camp, Trifecta, Rocket Camp, Robot Camp, and Resin Jewelry. Some of our camps this month are virtual, and some are in-person. Next month, most of our camps will be in-person at our new location at The Mastercraft building. Our Robot […]

Prairie STEM is Preparing for the 2nd Year of Girls in STEAM

Girls in STEAM is a 10-week program Working in collaboration with Facebook, Kiewit and Sherwood Foundations, community organizations (UNO, UNL, Collective for Youth, Girl Scouts, STEM Ecosystem, 75 North, Scott Scholars) and school districts (Westside and Papillion/LaVista) to bring STEM education/careers to students, specifically girls ages 8-14. The Girls in STEAM event is a 10-week […]