Every scheduled District half-day is also a STEAM day for elementary students. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 4 enjoy interactive assemblies and hands-on lessons led by representatives from ZooAmerica, Whitaker Center, Science Explorers, and Maryland Science Center. “These lessons, now widely anticipated by elementary students, focus of core science topics through grade-level, hand-on activities,” said Tracy Blunt, Clay Elementary School Principal. Funding for the STEAM days is provided by the Ephrata Area Education Foundation. “This is a perfect example of what the Foundation can do by using their resources to create transformational learning experiences for kids,” concluded Dr. Troop.