The aroma of fresh tamales permeated the gym as dozens of kids buzzed from station to station, creating slime, paper airplanes, and bird nests as part of Lincoln Elementary’s annual STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) Night on November 20th.
STEAM Night brings together volunteers from over 20 different local agencies and organizations to lead activity stations for elementary students and their families on science, technology, art, and math. Over 150 students and their families participated in bilingual (English/Spanish) activities for the event.
Corvallis’ Taqueria Alonzo was on site to provide chips, salsa, beef, rice, beans, and chicken and veggie tamales.
MRWC and the Institute for Applied Ecology had a booth together to teach students about bird nests and eggs and to help students create their own bird nests, complete with moss, hay, sticks, and a cotton ball bird. As part of the overall event, students earned a raffle ticket by speaking Spanish at each booth. ¿De qué color es tu pájaro?