Kids develop S.T.E.A.M habits in the classroom, but they spend most of their time outside of school. That’s where parents and other adults can help to inspire, support, and continue their children’s STEM learning. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) takes a firm and clear stance on the importance of parental involvement in STEAM education: “The involvement of parents and other caregivers in their children’s learning is crucial to their children’s interest in and ability to learn science,” they write. “We must ensure parents and children value science learning and recognize the tremendous opportunities that can arise from being more scientifically and technologically literate.” We will continue to update this page with local Nok Outs, S.T.E.A.M information, extension activities, resources about our learning approach and ways to continue S.T.E.A.M learning at home and out in the world with your kids.
The world of STEAM is at your fingertips when you step outside and into the natural world. Each week we introduce a new kid-friendly nature trail, outing or event here in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Visit our Nok Bots Instagram page for detailed hike information. Get outside and #exploreeverything with your children!
KIDS AND S.T.E.A.M