EJ Martinez Elementary teacher Alexandra Van Camp and students discuss a display at the Bradbury Science Museum recently during their EB&T Sponsored field trip. Courtesy/EB&T
Students from EJ Martinez Charter School examine an interactive display during their EB&T sponsored field trip recently to the Bradbury Science Museum. Courtesy/EB&T
Enterprise Bank & Trust (EB&T), 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.
EB&T provided the bus transportation Feb. 7-Feb. 18 for 183 students, teachers and chaperones from McCurdy in Española and EJ Martinez, Pinon and Kearny elementary schools in Santa Fe.
During the field trip, the students participate in 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 tested on a miniature wind turbine;
- Designing a speaker 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 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.