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Kids invited to drop in to STEM day on Friday
Drop-In STEM activities allow youth to explore the wetlands through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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.