Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Community Night to Be Held at Skoff School
Community members throughout Valley View School District 365U and their families will be “Racing for Success” when Beverly Skoff Elementary School hosts a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Community Night from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.
The evening’s featured guest will be journalist, underwater filmmaker, field biologist and author Ocean Annie Crawley whose multimedia presentation focuses on visits to a variety of locations around the world, including the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Several community organizations and S.T.E.M. professionals will be represented, including the DuPage County Children’s Museum, Shedd Aquarium, James Dyson Foundation, Argonne National Laboratory, Fountaindale and White Oak libraries, the Lawrence Hall of Science, and McGraw-Hill Education (author of VVSD’s new K-5 math curriculum.)
In addition, a representative of TV talk show host Mike Davis, who is a chemistry, nanotechnology, biochemistry and science education expert, will be in attendance.
Representatives from the Valley View Early Childhood Center, which is co-sponsoring the event along with Skoff, and Valley View’s Instructional Technology Department, will also be on hand.
S.T.E.M. education is an approach to learning coupling rigorous academic concepts with real-world lessons.
The evening was made possible through the efforts of the Beverly Skoff PTO, Skoff staff members, Shedd Aquarium, Peggy Notebaert Museum and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
More information is available by calling the 815-886-8384.
The school is located at 775 Normantown Road in Romeoville.