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.

Milkweed Seeding Growth Project Association Poems

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.

Mission STEMCAP: Overconsumption: Creative Writing

In this creative writing workshop, students wrote poems about the negative impacts of overconsumption. In their poems, students implore action and examine the consequences of overconsumption.

Mission STEMCAP: Haiku

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.

Mission STEMCAP: Extinction Creative Writing

Students at a Youth-In-Custody facility participated in a two-week workshop where they learned, discussed, and expressed ideas about extinction. This is some of their creative writing.

Mission STEMCAP: Climate Change: Creative Writing

Students at a Youth-In-Custody facility participated in a two-week workshop where they learned, discussed, and expressed ideas about climate change. These are poems they wrote expressing what they had learned.

Mission STEMCAP: Starting a Conversation: Letter Writing

As part of Mission STEMCAP: Biodiversity Loss students wrote letters to local non-profit organizations to ask questions and share their ideas.