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Emily Saddler
Extension Program Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development - STEAM
University of Illinois Extension
1615 Commerce Parkway
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8306
FAX: 309-663-8270

McLean & Woodford County STEAM in the Classroom

McLean & Woodford County STEAM in the Classroom

STEAM in the Classroom is a University of Illinois Extension program developed to educate youth on concepts within Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Agriculture, and Math.  Even though agriculture is still a large part of our educational services, we are introducing new programs involved with STEAM in order to provide authentic learning experiences for youth in McLean and Woodford County.

Here are some of the things we do:

Loaning curriculum and programming kits in order to help teach about various STEAM-related topics. These kits have lesson plans and most items to complete the lessons included. Possible kit options are:
•    Crops
•    Plants
•    Livestock and other animals
•    Farm machinery
•    Weather
•    Soil
•    Minerals
•    Robotics
•    Computer programming

Educational programming presentations, upon request. Type of locations served:
•    Schools: public, private and homeschools (K-12)
•    Library Programs
•    Youth Programs
•    Daycares

Provide educators with a monthly electronic newsletter detailing new resources, upcoming events, such as workshops to earn professional development credits, and important information for your county.

For more information on what this program can offer you and your school, please contact Emily Saddler at (309) 663-8306 or by e-mail at