Forest students attend STEM space camp

Forest Area students are pictured performing a STEM project during summer Space Camp held from Aug. 17 through 20. A total of 16 East and West Forest High School students participated in this event. The students connected with Kennedy Space Center employees in Florida using a Zoom meet for three mornings, and participated in hands-on STEM activities. During Space Camp, the students built rockets, an egg-parachute, a functional battery, along with other projects. On the fourth day, the students traveled to the Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center in Allegany, N.Y. where they participated in a two-hour Mars expedition space simulation. Following this, they traveled to Waldameer Park in Erie where Steve Gorman, president of Waldameer, spoke with the kids about different jobs within operations and how some of the rides operate. The students finished out the day enjoying the rides and water park at Waldameer.