Alexandra Van Camp with students from EJ Martinez Elementary School. Courtesy/Enterprise
A student finds answers in a display during a recent field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/Enterprise
Enterprise Bank & Trust and the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA), are in a partnership to provide bus transportation for students attending Title 1 schools in northern New Mexico, to visit the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos.
Between Feb. 27 and March 11, Enterprise provided the bus transportation for 185 students and teachers and chaperones from El Camino Real Academy in Santa Fe, Pojoaque Valley High School in Pojoaque and Cesar Chavez Elementary in Santa Fe, NM.
During the field trip, the students enjoy projects with themes ranging from engineering to history based on the age group.
These projects include:
- building a tower out of 50 3×5 cards that can support the weight of a particular stuffed animal;
- designing wind turbine blades that are tested on a miniature wind turbine;
- designing a speaker that is as loud as possible;
- designing a structure that will survive an earthquake;
- watching the movie “Racing Towards Dawn” and then doing a series of activities using the same communication technics used during WWII; and
- playing “Battleship” using Morse Code on two telegraph stations that are hooked together.
About the Bradbury Science Museum Association:
The BSMA is the 501(c)3 non-profit partner to the Bradbury Science Museum with the mission of promoting STEM education opportunities for people of all ages; and providing field trips for low-income students throughout northern New Mexico is one example of the BSMA’s STEM education outreach efforts. To learn more about the BSMA, visit www.bradburyassociation.org.