Estes Park News, September 21, 2018

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Brainstorming With The Estes Park STEAM Class

By: Ellie Bergsten

The Estes Park High School STEAM class (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) entered the Lexus Eco Challenge. There are two contests in the challenge, one to improve the land and water, and one for air and climate. On September 12, 2018 they invited Scott Esser an ecologist for the RMNP (Rocky Mountain National Park), Taylor Bobowski who runs the Estes Park Environmental Center, and Debra Callahan the water quality manager for the Town of Estes Park. These experts helped the

STEAM class brainstorm for the challenge, and talked about concerns they see with the air and water in Estes Park. Then as a class they decided to educate people about Recycling in Estes Park, and how it can be improved, for the first project concerning land and water. For the second contest, air and climate, they are looking into solar charging stations for their school. The STEAM class has begun working on the land and water challenge. They plan on meeting with other experts to get information on how recycling in Estes works, and what needs to be improved at a later date.

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