Day 2 can be summed up by the title of an old Rolling Stone’s song, Gimme Shelter.  Today our scientists stranded on an unknown desert island had to determine their priorities for survival.  After wrapping up their maps and determining the best place on an island to build, they went to work learning the best type of shelter to build.  Once determined, they went to work building a shelter.  Oohh, but if it were only that easy…. The shelter had to survive the elements on the island.  That meant building a structure that could survive rain and wind as well as keep the critters out.  Using the STEM process, our scientists discovered the tricks of making the best structure possible for the island climate.

Tomorrow our scientists’ setup to find food….

Monkey Island is a STEM based enrichment class developed by Monkey Bizness.  It is the first addition to our Monkey Bizness University program.  During Day 1 the children learned about how to read a map, use a compass rose, what supplies were important and how they could use them, and how binoculars worked.  We still have space available in our July class and you can sign up here: http://www.centennial.monkeybizness.com/monkey-island/

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