Each spring, Mount Carmel Academy juniors put away their laptops and head out into the real world to explore organizations that focus on one or more aspects of STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Students are assigned locations based on their personal preferences. They try new things, interact with experts in different fields, discover new interests, and have amazing – and memorable – experiences.
On January 29, while half of the class was on Junior STREAM Day trips, the other half was on an overnight retreat centered on friendship, unity, and spirituality at the Solomon Episcopal Conference Center. On January 30, the STREAM Day group visited The National WWII Museum to explore artifacts, archives, and oral histories of World War II. Next week, the groups will switch.
AM: New Orleans Museum of Art
PM: UNO School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Students enjoyed a guided STEM + ART tour, followed by a visited the Sculpture Garden. At UNO, they discussed different types of engineering and learned about ongoing projects at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
AM: Grow Dat Farm and New Orleans Botanical Garden
PM: LSU Medical School
After a farm tour (and plant tasting), students explored the Botanical Gardens on a guided tour. In the afternoon, doctors shared their knowledge of medical management and patient assessment. Students listened to normal and abnormal heart and lung sounds and helped save the "life" of a simulated patient.
AM/PM: Infinity Science Center & Stennis Space Center
Students traveled to Pearlington, MS for an all-day immersive experience in STEM. Underwater robots, Apollo 11 virtual reality, a tour of the Artemis core stage rocket site, and more made for an engaging and enlightening day.
AM: Bevolo Gas & Electric Light Museum and Pharmacy Museum
PM: Ogden Museum of Sothern Art
The group observed coppersmiths in action and participated in a hands-on metalworking activity. At the Ogden, they enjoyed a guided tour and discussion.
AM: Flood Protection Authority
PM: Lakefront Airport
Students engaged in discussions about the technology that protects our city from major flooding with engineers at the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. After lunch, students toured the Lakefront Airport, observed airplanes, and discussed the field of aviation with a pilot.