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Latrobe students test science, technology, engineering, arts and math – S.T.E.A.M. – skills

Seventh graders from Greater Latrobe Junior High on Wednesday participated in the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day at Rotary Park.

This is the third year the school has held the event, which focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

“We came up with the event because we noticed kids weren’t getting outside enough,” said teacher Patrick Roberts. “They’re getting exposure to things they normally wouldn’t see in their daily curriculum.”

The day-long event this year was sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, Forbes State Forest, Trout Unlimited, Massaro Law, Loyalhanna Watershed Association and Penn State University.


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Greater Latrobe Junior High seventh grader Alisha Wisner attempts to fly a model airplane during the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe. The event focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Greater Latrobe Junior High seventh grader Blake Spillar, left, works with other students collecting information on water temperature, acidic levels and dissolved oxygen in Nine Mile Run stream during the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe. The event focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Students Safara Zembe, left, and Jake Llloyd examine leaves to identify trees during Latrobe Junior High S.T.E.A.M. Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe. The event focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Greater Latrobe Junior High seventh grader Alex Plummer picks up a crayfish captured from Nine Mile Run during the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe. The event focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Greater Latrobe Junior High seventh graders Alex Plummer, right, and Austin Henry get a close-up look at a crayfish they captured from Nine Mile Run stream during the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe. The event focuses on activities based on science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
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Greg Schaetzle, with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, works with seventh grade students at a station focused on aquatic wildlife found in nearby Nine Mile Run stream during Greater Latrobe Junior High’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day held Wednesday, May 8, 2019. at Rotary Park in Latrobe.
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Greg Schaetzle, with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, uses a net and electric prod to capture fish and other wildlife in Nine Mile Run stream during Greater Latrobe Junior High’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe.
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Rod Cross, of Bear Rocks, a member of the Forbes Trail Trout Unlimited chapter, demonstrates the functions of a fly-fishing rod to seventh grade students during Greater Latrobe Junior High’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe.
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Greater Latrobe Junior High seventh graders Landon Shine, left, and Debra Sherron construct model airplanes during an activity focused on the basics of aerodynamics during the school’s annual S.T.E.A.M. Day held Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Rotary Park in Latrobe.
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