The Kansas Wetlands Education Center will host a Drop-In STEM day on Frida,y October 25. Several area schools are out this day so kids are invited drop in between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the KWEC, located at 592 NE K-156.
Come-and-go activities will allow participants to:
• Discover the geological features of Cheyenne Bottoms.
• Identify a mineral with a streak test and find its place on the Moh’s hardness scale, learn about the different types of rocks in our area and make a mold of a fossil.
• Explore the rock cycle, make an edible soil profile, study watersheds, and design a watercolor geode.
Kids will also see if we can use the microbes in wetlands mud to light an LED.
Blake, a summer grad student at Fort Hays State University, also made informational signs for the 1/2 mile nature trail about the geological wonders of our area.