Learning in the Park
The Collaborative works directly with Hart Magnet School to help the Mill River Park support STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math learning. Highlights of our work include:
- Developing an outdoor classroom, enabling teachers to teach lessons on ecology and earth science in Mill River Park
- Developing a field-based curriculum aligned to Connecticut Science Standards allowing 4th grade students to participate in “real world” science
- Developing professional development opportunities for teachers, training them to conduct science research in Mill River Park.
Through these efforts, we hope to improve STEM learning and increase students’ knowledge (and appreciation) of nature and the environment.
We also host the annual Stamford STEMFest in the Park, where residents have a chance to engage in technical and fun activities.