• July 11, 2017
    Pirate Parrot

    Pirate Parrot welcomes students to STEAM camp

    The Pirate Parrot welcomed 90 Upper St. Clair elementary students as the weeklong STEAM Team Investigates PNC Park got underway on Monday, July 10, 2017.

    The camp, designed for students in kindergarten through grade three, takes a scientific view of PNC Park and the game of baseball. Students will create a new ice cream treat for the ballpark; design a new pitching machine, baseball bat and stadium chair; and solve problems related to transportation to the stadium.

    The culminating activity is a tour of PNC Park where students will experience a behind-the-scenes look at related engineering concepts, learn the coding and electronics of the scoreboard, and view the green technologies throughout the stadium.

    Originally, the camp was designed to serve 75 students. However, due to an overwhelming response, enrollment was increased to 90.

    For more information about the STEAM Team Investigates PNC Park camp, contact Pam Dillie, science curriculum leader and third grade teacher at Baker Elementary, at pdillie@uscsd.k12.pa.us.