Educational Talent Search students traveled recently to the Science Museum of Minnesota to gain a greater appreciation for science.
When the charter bus arrived in St. Paul, students were divided into groups with chaperones and began to explore the different exhibits. The museum level exhibits included: Mississippi River Gallery, Human Body Gallery, Cell Experiment Lab, Dinosaurs and Fossils Gallery, Science Live Theater and the Explore Store.
At noon everyone enjoyed a sack lunch prepared by the Iowa Lakes Community College food service. Then they went back for a few more hours of exploring the museum.
This was the first trip of the year for the students in the program.
Students participating in this event were: Nicole Benson, Andrew Bentley, Jacob Bilyeu, Phoenix Campbell, Emily Chicoine, Dallas Drenth, Hannah Eldridge, Darnell Eveleth, Austin Fitzgerald, Claire Funston, Alyssa Hentges, Elliot Hudson, Maggie Jackson, Sam Jordan, Leshia Klein, Aidan Koob, Alex Lowman, Jared Lowry, Hannah Merwald, Abby Morse, Dallas Myers, Madison Peterson, Gabrielle Richard, Arielle Roth, Chelsea Sheley, Cheyanne Smith, Seattle Sweeney, Emma Thul, Eric Thul, Kaylee Tirevold, Kaitlyn Trosin, Ariana Umscheid, Drake Weaver and Joslyn Weber.
Individuals who helped with the trip were Kim Campbell – ETS Coordinator; Corey Christopher – ETS Advisor; Carol Chicoline – parent chaperone and Lori Smith – parent chaperone.
Educational Talent Search is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education which provides eligible middle and high school students with services that will support successful completion of high school and college. Participants receive information about college, scholarships, financial aid, leadership skills, study skills, transitioning, test taking skills, civic responsibility and self-esteem. Students have the opportunity to participate in educational trips, workshops, campus visits and fun activities.
The group of students (top) and some of the activities they participated in while exploring the museum.