From: Susan Z. Clarke
Regional Consultant for Camp Invention
Eden Prairie, Minn.
I would like to thank Winona State University Camp & Conference Services and Winona State University for hosting the Camp Invention program this summer. Camp Invention Director Tammy Evenson and the talented local teaching camp staff helped to prepare local youth for future success through practical application of the 21st century learning skills such as teamwork, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
Forty-three Winona area elementary students joined over 77,000 students nationwide in tackling exciting hands-on STEM challenges at the Camp Invention program. The science, technology, engineering, and math concepts that they learned were used to solve a series of real-world problems that required innovative solutions. I especially want to thank the adult and youth staff and the students in Winona for the exceptional creativity and inventiveness that they displayed throughout the week.