October Newsletter

Full STEAM Ahead

The FSA mission is to supplement middle school curriculum and encourage student curiosity with applied activities hosted by local STEAM role models. In the past Kinney Construction Services (KCS) and Peak Engineering have led tours of construction projects (top photo), a STEAM night was hosted at Mountain Charter School where students learned about the color spectrum (bottom left), and Jim Tuck worked with an after school model train club at Sechrist Elementary School (bottom right).

An orientation for teacher/professional pairings is scheduled for October 29th. This year we are excited to announce involvement with professionals from the following organizations: 

  • The Arboretum at Flagstaff
  • International Raptor & Falconry Center
  • NAU Physics Department
  • NAU Planetary Science
  • Americorps VISTA
  • Arizona Trail Association's Seeds of Stewardship
  • Kinney Construction Services 
  • Peak Engineering
  • Coconino Community College
STEM City was one of the 39 Flagstaff nonprofits that was awarded a generous grant by the Flagstaff Arts Council through the annual Art & Science Fund General Operating Support and Project grant programs.

"As the City's art, science, and culture agency, Flagstaff Arts Council believes in the STEM movement and particularly the STEAM movement. We recently adopted a new mission statement, to foster creative opportunity. Arts and STEM in our community are advanced by our creative spirit and desire to discover. Flagstaff Arts Council champions our creative sector and the opportunity for all to participate because we believe that art, creativity, and discovery are critical for a well rounded education, building community, and developing a strong creative economy. Our grantmaking programs, primarily funded through BBB tax funds, are designed to have broad impact throughout our nonprofit community. We are happy to be able to support STEM City because of its focus on STEAM and building collaborations between schools and the broader city. Being known as America's 1st STEM City exemplifies Flagstaff's ambition and the dedication of all the individuals involved in the STEM movement. "

-Jonathan Stone
Flagstaff Arts Council

New Blog Posts
Students Advancing STEM Club
Meet Matt Mecca: the STEM Growth Associate at CSTL

Opportunity Board

Applications Programmer, Apprentice - The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute at Northern Arizona University
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Research Associate - The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at NAU
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Geologist - USGS Astrogeology Center
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Research Physical Science - Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff
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Research Technician - The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI), NAU
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Hydrologist - Arizona Water Science Center, Flagstaff:
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Surgical Research Technician, W L Gore and Associates, Flagstaff:
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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), Flagstaff:
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Biological Science Technician (Plants), Flagstaff:
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Biological Science Technician, Flagstaff:
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Fish Biologist, Flagstaff:
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Biologist, Flagstaff:
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Substitute Teacher, CAVIAT Central Campus, Flagstaff
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System Performance Engineer, ATNi - Flagstaff 
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STEAM Event Calendar


Parched: The Art of Water in the Southwest

Fri Sep 11th 11:00am - Fri Jan 1st 2021 3:00pm
From prolonged drought to flash floods, what are the particularities and paradoxes surrounding water in the American Southwest? Who has rights to water?


Science Friday Radio Program

Fri Oct 23rd 11:00am - 1:00pm
Listen to Science Friday live on Fridays from 11-1pm MST. Radio listeners can tune in to KNAU at 91.7 FM to listen to the program live.


Autumn Winds Virtual Concert - Free

Fri Oct 23rd 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra presents The Ponderosa Players performing “Autumn Winds”. A program of well-loved music that evokes the beauty, joy and excitement of the fall season. 


Girls Who Code

Sat Oct 24th 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Join us online and learn coding via hands-on projects! Registration required, email to register. This program is targeted at girls, but all are welcome! Tue Oct 27th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This course consists of four one-hour virtual classes starting on Tuesday, October 27 and occurring weekly for the following four weeks. Course is $35 and participants must register online.


Climate Ambassadors Training

Wed Oct 28th 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Interested in gaining leadership skills in climate action? Register for the next two-day training online.


Home Energy Efficiency 101 Workshop

Wed Oct 28th 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Flagstaff Sustainability Program workshop - Register Online


Science Friday Radio Program

Fri Oct 30th 11:00am - 1:00pm
Listen to Science Friday live on Fridays from 11-1pm MST. Radio listeners can tune in to KNAU at 91.7 FM to listen to the program live.

Girls Who Code

Sat Oct 31st 5:00am
Join us online and learn coding via hands-on projects! Registration required, email to register. This program is targeted at girls, but all are welcome! 


Family Friday: Rock Art

Fri Nov 6th 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Drawing or carving on rocks is one of the oldest art forms. Learn about how petroglyphs and pictographs were made, some of the meanings and cultural implications, as well as where you can go to see ro ...

Angiosperm of the Month
Sacred Datura
Datura Wrightii
Nightshade Family (Solanaceae)

Blooms: Midsummer - Fall
Habitat: roads, ditches, and sandy washes
Elevation: 1,000 - 7,000 ft
Comments: Poisonous perennial plant, blooms in the evenings/early morning, pollinated at night by hawk moths.
Photograph taken at Picture Canyon on July 17th 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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