The Lincoln Hills Cares E-STEM Pathway aims to provide learning experiences in the natural outdoors, and to model and engage youth in meaningful, real-world problem-solving, integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This Environmental STEM (E-STEM) focused program promotes creative solutions and teamwork, increases environmental literacy, and emphasizes the knowledge and skills needed to pursue environmental stewardship and an interest in E-STEM related careers.
We also support STEM accredited school-based classroom teacher professional development in curriculum and assessment design, and provide resources to support their instructional practice, so that they may teach rigorous and engaging lessons to introduce key concepts, and plan meaningful project-based learning outcomes for their students.
Environmental Literacy and Stewardship
Access to our Mountain Classroom and E-STEM programming in environmental conservation and sustainability supports student learning through vocabulary and key concept acquisition, rigorous E-STEM project-based learning outcomes, leading to increased interest in environmental and natural resource stewardship and related careers.
Key concepts in solution-focused conservation and sustainability, watershed ecology models, real-world STEM connections with real-world environmental issues, biodiversity and ecosystem ecology, and Forest and Tree Science are the core of our educational programming.
Strategies to engage and assess student learning will be enriched through hands-on activities, real-world and student-directed environmental problem solving, including but not limited to, Leave No Trace principles, environmental knowledge and awareness and management, sustainable use of and innovation of alternate energy resources, etc.