Mission STEMCAP: Starting a Conversation
Students wrote up their responses and thoughts from the biodiversity loss series. These are addressed to an undergraduate environmental class at the University of Utah.
Monarch butterflies rely on milkweed plants in all stages of their lives as they migrate throughout North America. YIC students grew four varieties of milkweed and learned about how milkweed is unique to the survival of monarch butterflies. In this greenhouse activity, students were asked to finish sentences starting with, “I notice…, I wonder…, and it reminds me of…”. The responses were collected together to create a poem of student associations with the Milkweed project.
Students and STEMCAP staff wrote Haiku about Overconsumption, Biodiversity Loss, and Climate Change. The haiku were then combined into a group poem for each class. Each stanza is written by a different writer.