Bradley County Schools recently presented its annual STEM on the Greenway event with a focus on STEM in space.
The event was originally scheduled to be on the Cleveland Greenway. However, due to rain, it was moved to Ocoee Middle School’s gymnasium. Despite the rain, the event registered 351 students during the three-hour event.
“We had such a great turnout,” said Heather Hayes, principal of Waterville Community Elementary School. “The schools really brought their ‘A game’ to the event, and the students are having so much fun and learning while they’re doing it.”
Each Bradley County school was represented with an activity booth for children to participate in with a space themed element.
Students were able to view space through virtual reality goggles, test rockets, problem solve docking on the moon, create craters, and much more.
Brooks Screen Printing made T-shirts that were specifically designed for the event and given away for free to students and their families.
The Cleveland Bradley County Public Library was also there with robotics activities and promoting their summer programs which are also space themed. Woodmen Life provided their Star Lab so that students could experience the solar system.
Bradley County Schools is creating a STEM focus through many of its latest endeavors. Most recently, two of the county schools, Park View Elementary and Charleston Elementary, have become state-designated STEM Schools.
The district is also looking forward to the development of the new Partnerships in Industry & Education Center, or PIE Center, where high school students will be able to work alongside business and industry leaders to help them become college and career ready.