Recently, 42 students from West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES) participated in the first of three events in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Challenge along with two other schools. Hosted at WMAES, the first event asked students to be creative and collaborate while they practiced measuring and recording data. The year will culminate in the students traveling to the Rogue River to test their final devices as they release salmon as part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Salmon in the Classroom program.
“The opportunity to collaborate and apply technology applications to nature is such a unique opportunity. This hands-on experience will have a direct positive influence on our environment while using the creative problem-solving skills of our secondary students,” said WMAES Secondary Principal Alan Bosker.