Natalie Tyson

STEAM Family Camps | St. Thomas, Ontario

Natalie Tyson is a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) from St.Thomas, Ontario. She is in the final year of my Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership program at Fanshawe College and hoping to become an early childhood teacher. She recently had the privilege of interning with the STEAM Education Centre, where she was able to apply her knowledge and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) education to create and develop programs for the community.

About the Project

During the pandemic, Natalie saw and heard how the community's most vulnerable families feel disconnected from events, services, and each other. This project will be known as STEAM Family Camps, and she will collaborate with the STEAM Centre to develop interesting and interactive skill-building STEAM-based activities to lift spirits and bring the community together. STEAM Family Camp activities will be held four times a year at local parks and community centres, and will be completely free of charge to the families. Families will be led through a day of collaborative STEAM projects, and provided with a STEAM Kit full of hands-on activities to continue the creativity and creating at home!