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January Newsletter

Happy belated new year! Looking ahead into the new year of 2021 we are in the works of deciding a safe way to celebrate our annual STEM Night. If you have participated in the past, you'll know its a super fun way to explore STEM with hands on activities and giveaways highlighting opportunities throughout the community. Let's make it happen this year if we can!

New Blog Post
The CocoNuts Robotics Team
“This team has done over 360 outreach events and reached more than 230,000 people in person. Their  junkyard robot challenge provides an opportunity for people of all ages to experience a FIRST-like  challenge, and their Lunar Rover is instantly recognizable. Their “FLL in a Nutshell” is a comprehensive  guide and hands-on professional development for new coaches and their Chairman’s Guide has been  downloaded more than 10,000 times. The Chairman’s Award for the Las Vegas Regional goes to team 2486  the CocoNuts from Flagstaff, AZ!”
Opportunity Board
Biologist, US Department of Interior, Flagstaff
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​Research Technician,  Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI) at Northern Arizona University
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Graphic Designer, NAU

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Biological Science Technician Fisheries, Flagstaff​        
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Medical Technologist, Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff
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Tutor/STEM Education, Killip Elementary School 
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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


AZ KidWind Challenge 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. 


Interactive Stargazing

Tue Jan 26th 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Join Lowell Observatory educators at the Giovale Open Deck Observatory ( for a guided, interactive observing session. 

Science Friday Radio Program
Fri Jan 29th 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.


Family Friday: Animals in the Winter

Fri Feb 5th 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Animals have many ways of adapting to the winter, when food and water can be scarce and the weather cold and miserable. Some animals hibernate, grow thicker fur, or move to a different area.


I♥ Pluto Festival 2021

Sat Feb 13th 6:00pm - Thu 18th 7:00pm
I Heart Pluto Festival 2021, Day 1 | Keynote Talk by Dr. Alan Stern: "Why Pluto Is a Planet, the Embarrassment of the IAU, and Why They Had It Coming" ...

Family Friday: Something Fishy
Fri Feb 19th 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Something fishy is going on! Of the 36 fish species native to Arizona, most are threatened or endangered. Learn more about these fascinating fish, how they adapted for the unique habitat, and see how
Angiosperm of the Month
Narrowleaf Penstemon 
Toadflax Penstemon
Penstemon linarioides
Figwort Family 
Blooms: June - August
Elevation: 4,500 to 9,000'
Habitat: Dry slopes and clearings in woodlands and pine forests.
Comments: More than three dozen species of Penstemon in Arizona. Photograph taken at Sandys Canyon, July 12. 
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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