STREAMS

STREAMS, which stands for Sustainability, Technology, Research, Engineering, Agriculture, Math, and Service, is a yearlong signature program for 4th - 8th Graders.

Over the year, students partner with classmates and faculty in diverse experiential learning projects to explore science concepts across our 208-acre campus. The STREAMS program invites students to probe the world around them, developing an awareness and understanding of the interconnectedness of environment, culture, and society. All concepts covered in STREAMS serve as an extension to units taught in science classes.


Essential Questions Explored

  • What is sustainability?
  • What does it mean to be a citizen scientist?
  • What impact does the changing global climate have on local flora and fauna?
  • Where does my food come from?

Major Objectives

  • Conducting biological analysis of various species on campus
  • Cultivating environmental and community stewardship
  • Developing an explorer mindset
  • Implementing inquiry skills while studying local environments
  • Practicing critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration
  • Understanding topics of sustainability like composting, food waste, and pollutants

Recent STREAMS Projects

• Selecting desirable traits in chickens, incubating egg, and raising chicks

• Trout in the Classroom with Trout Unlimited

• Measuring sheared wool of sheep at Home Winds Farm

• Measuring the density of seeds in the GSB garden

• Studying access to clean water and designing water filters

• Researching natural and sustainable practices to eliminate invasive species

• Tracking local and migrating bird populations for Cornell Lab of Ornithology citizen science project

• Maple tapping and monitoring maple sap yields

• Examining the structure, function, and relationship of plants and pollinators

• Studying topography and elevation of campus

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