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Saguaro National Park iSTEM Field Trip

Saguaro National Park iSTEM Field Trip

By Kristen Gautier-Downes                            December 10, 2015

Tucson, AZ — iSTEM program participants and their families joined iSTEM guides for a morning of hiking in Sahuaro National Park. The group was greeted by Eesha Starr Hernandez, Community Engagement and Science Communication Intern working at Saguaro National Park. The large group was comprised of 23 iSTEM youth from Lawrence Intermediate School and 6 family members, led by 7 University of Arizona iSTEM staff.

The children were divided into smaller groups before heading out into the desert landscape. The students hiked the trails for close to three hours while learning about the vegetation and possible animals living in the protected ecosystem.

The iSTEM Program is designed for 3rd-8th graders who want to explore and experience science, technology, and engineering through hands-on, fun-filled activities with both guides and mentors. The children are also invited on field trips to cool science places around Arizona. iSTEM is currently being conducted at Lawrence 3-8 School in Tucson, Arizona.

For more information visit the program’s website:



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