Bath holds first-ever spring STEM event

The inaugural “Spring into Nature with STEM” event was hosted on April 30 at the University of Akron Field Station and Regal Beagle shelter at the Bath Nature Preserve.

This event targeted second- through sixth-graders and focused on educating kids about the Bath Nature Preserve through the lens of science, technology, engineering, and math. Each participant received a nature journal and passport to visit stations hosted by community partners.

130 students and 80 adults learned about trees and nests, flowers and plants, birds, bees, insects and spiders, health and exercise, water and soil, and planets and stars.

The event was organized by Dr. Lara Roketenetz, University of Akron Field station manager; Kasha Brackett, Bath Park Board secretary; and Elaina Goodrich, Bath Township trustee. The first 200 participants were given a red oak or a winterberry tree to plant at home. ∞