Cypress Trails Elementary School held its annual Career Day on Friday, May 15. The theme of the day was “Celebrating STEM Careers.”
STEM is the acronym for an academic focus on science, technology, engineering and math. Presenters from the community shared their experience and expertise in the areas of mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
Representatives from Lion Country Safari were there, along with a veterinarian from the local area. The students heard from an expert in crime scene investigation. They saw paramedics, firefighters and officers from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office as they discussed their equipment and the science behind the jobs they do.
Students were encouraged to dress for their favorite STEM career. They were afforded an opportunity to consider these exciting occupations, and to better understand how academic preparation relates to real-world jobs.
ABOVE: Students learn about animal skulls.