Several years ago the acronym S.T.E.M. was all the rage in the schools and in the 4-H community. With children who were then 4-H members and we parents serving as volunteers we were in training and workshops that centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A few years latter, Art became a part of the family and “STEAM” was the new push. Adding the arts to the ‘movement’ was a perfect fit and gave another dimension to the projects. “STEAM is a way to take the benefits of STEM and complete the package by integrating these principles in and through the arts. STEAM takes STEM to the next level: it allows students to connect their learning in these critical areas together with arts practices, elements, design principles, and standards to provide the whole pallet of learning at their disposal. STEAM removes limitations and replaces them with wonder, critique, inquiry, and innovation.” *educationclosetJoin us here as we share STEAM projects and opportunities to interact with teachers, scientists and artists. See experiments, take an art class or acting lesson. The sky’s the limit!