December Newsletter

Hello and happy holidays! We are excited to introduce our new board members: Tom Safranek, the Career Exploration Coordinator/Instructor for FUSD, Katie Krause, Marshall Elementary School Teacher and Anne Hamlin, Professional Development Coordinator for the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at NAU. Welcome to the STEM City Team.
New Blog Posts
Computer Science Week at Killip Elementary
Where are they now? 2020 STEMmy's Winners
Opportunity Board


Research Technician, The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) at Northern Arizona University
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Stewardship (Hydrology/Fisheries) Resource Assistant Intern - MobilizeGreen, Flagstaff 
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Archeological Field Technician, SWCA - Flagstaff 
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Surgical Research Technician, W L Gore and Associates, Flagstaff:
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STEAM Event Calendar


Family Friday: Solstice

Fri Dec 18th 2:30pm - 3:30pm
We’re in the darkest time of the year, when the northern hemisphere of the Earth is tipped away from the sun so the days are short and the nights are long. Learn how people and animals adapt to this s ...


The Great Conjunction of 2020 | Jupiter and Saturn Closest in 400 Years

Mon Dec 21st 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Once every 20 years, the two largest planets in our solar system—Jupiter and Saturn—appear to meet in Earth’s skies. This “Great Conjunction” happens next on December 21, 2020.


AZ KidWind Challenge 2021

2021 Fri Jan 1st 3:00pm - Sat May 1st 3:00pm
The KidWind Challenge is a hands-on design competition that engages students in STEM through the lens of wind energy. Student teams design and construct small wind turbines that they test, and then vi ...

Family Friday: Snow

2021 Fri Jan 15th 2:30pm - 3:00pm
All it takes is the temperature dropping a few degrees for a dreary rainy day to turn into a fun snow day. Learn about the conditions that create snow and some fun science activities to try when it sn ...
Angiosperm of the Month
Wild Bergamot
Also known as Wild Oregano and Bee Balm
Monarda fistulosa
Lamiaceae (Mint Family)
Blooms: Mid-Late Summer

Habitat: dryish soils on prairies, dry rocky woods and glade margins, unplanted fields and along roads and railroads.

Comments: Pollinator plant that attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Known for culinary and medicinal uses. Has a sweet odor. Photo taken near Sandys Canyon in Flagstaff on July 12, 2020. 
Thank you to our sponsors
Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff
Flagstaff Arts Council
Grand Canyon Trust
Lowell Observatory
Peak Engineering 
Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Arizona
Social and Behavioral Science at NAU
Kinney Construction Services
City of Flagstaff Economic Development Office
Bob Braudy 
Kenneth Lamm

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