News Adventure Sports Students Present On Stem At Presidents Circle Breakfast - Garrett College

For the most up-to-date information on Garrett College’s Fall 2020 Return to Campus Plan, visit https://www.garrettcollege.edu/fall-2020.

As of August 17th, Garrett College McHenry campus offices will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Offices will be closed for service from 12- 1 p.m. for lunch. Visitors are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments (either virtual or in-person). When on campus, all visitors must follow the College’s health-and-safety measures. Please note the outreach centers (NOC, SOC, CTTC) will have variable hours - please call ahead prior to visiting these locations.

The most up-to-date information on Garrett College's response to COVID-19, can be found online at novel coronavirus/COVID-19 resource page.

Note: the Daily Health Self-Assessment form is located here.

GC students, click here to learn how to attend your virtual classes this Fall semester.

Apply Now
Plan a Visit
Request Info
Make a Gift

Campus News

April 10, 2018

Adventure sports students present on STEM at President's Circle breakfast

Students from the Garrett College adventure sports program recently presented at the President's Circle breakfast, hosted by the Garrett College Foundation at the McHenry campus of the College.

Their presentation, 'STEM up your next adventure', focused on the integration of STEM-(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related principles into an adventure sports education curriculum, including highlights from attending the recent Association for Experiential Education's Regional Conference in Bruceton Mills, W.Va.

Garrett College Adventuresports Institute (ASI) students Daisy DeMonte (Nottingham, Md.), Veronica Sheriff (Friedens, Pa.), Kaitlyn Yerger (Rockwood, Pa.), Steve Zelows (Whitesboro, N.Y.), and Mary Zook (Harrisonburg, Va.), along with ASI professor, David Erbe, attended the conference with funding provided by the Garrett College Foundation.

From networking opportunities, team-building events, hands-on experimental activities, and even submitting a grant, each student had nothing but positive experiences to share amongst the group. Recognizing that STEM is the next generation, this conference represented an exciting avenue for how STEM-related education can be integrated into the outdoors and adventure-based programming.

On behalf of her fellow students, Zook expressed gratitude to the both the Garrett College Foundation and the College, for making their experience possible and granting them the professional development opportunity, which many of them viewed as possible avenues to a future outside of Garrett College.

"The fact the Foundation approved our grant proposal and made it possible for us to attend this conference demonstrates they believe in the legitimacy of our program, and they recognize the potential for our development," she stated. "We want to be leaders, we want to be professionals, and we want these opportunities for development to continue for other students in our program and the NRWT (natural resources and wildlife technology) program."

Zook continued, "We really appreciate the Foundation's support, and we want the knowledge we gained to strengthen the adventure sports program, which can then benefit the college at large."

adventuresports students present

Pictured from left to right are: Mary Zook, Daisy DeMonte, Veronica Sheriff, Kaitlyn Yerger, Steve Zelows.