Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (S.T.E.M ) & Environmental Education

Contact the UW-Extension office at 715-748-3327 x 4 or 9 for upcoming STEM & Outdoor Education programs or visit the Taylor County UW-Extension Calendar and 4-H Newsletters and Email Blasts.

EV3 LEGO Robotics ProjectLego robot

Through a regional grant, Taylor County was able to obtain five EV3 Lego Robotics kits. Up to 10 youth can participate at one time in learning building and programming.  Ask the UW-Extension office how you can get involved with this project!



Digital Observation Technology Skills Kits (DOTS) DOTS Digital Observation Technology Skills logo

The Digital Observation Technology Skills (DOTS) program is an outdoor environmental education lesson that uses modern mobile technology tools to connect today’s students to the outdoors in new and innovative ways.  This inquiry-based lesson navigates the basics of the scientific method and focuses on the importance of good scientific communication and sharing discoveries with others.  Students work in groups to test simple hypotheses from the environmental and ecological differences across the local landscape using data and observations collected in the field.  Participants use the technology tools found in the DOTS kits to make observations, take measurements, explore the micro and macro details of their environment, and learn how to embrace their inner scientists. Go to the State 4-H Camp, Upham Woods Outdoor Environmental Learning Center’s, website at to find out how you can get involved!