The CocoNuts and AstroNuts hosted 44 FIRST Robotics teams at the 7th Annual High Altitude Robotics Extravaganza this past Saturday, December 6th at Coconino High School. Guest speakers for the opening ceremonies included NAU President Rita Cheng, NAU Provost Laura Huenneke, NAU Associate Dean Thomas Hoisch, and Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours.
Teams came from many Flagstaff Schools as well as from other Southwestern states! Approximately 500 robotics students, coaches, and parents participated.
Thank you to the 150 volunteers – 90% of whom came from Northern Arizona University! A giant thank you to all volunteers!
All four 4th grade classes at Killip Elementary School spent Monday, December 1st at Bearizona as an exciting component of their unit on Plant and Animal Structure and Function. Students were divided into six groups based on the animals they are researching: Black Bear, Javelina, Bobcat, Porcupine, River Otter and Red Fox. Shelly Shepherd from Arizona Game and Fish spent the day with each of the six groups, observing the animals, sharing information and answering questions. All the students were able to take the driving tour of the park and see the larger animals from the bus, as well as observe all the animals more closely in the contained habitat area. The students asked insightful questions and took copious notes. Thank you, Shelly!