Megan Sorensen currently teaches middle school science in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. She believes in the power of experience and implements lessons that allow students to explore STEAM in their everyday lives.
One of the most exciting experiences that Megan has been involved in is an event called Boat to School. Every year, she works with local agencies and educators to provide a week-long event in which students participate in the fishing industry by collecting data with local scientists, visiting hatcheries and fisheries, cooking whitefish, learning about the importance of fishing to local Anishnabe communities, and more.
In addition to teaching in the classroom, Megan has engaged students of all ages in STEAM through summer camps, FIRST Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, and Science Olympiad. She is also involved with the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch, which educates members of the community about data collection during migration seasons.
Megan has always been curious about the world and sees STEAM as a way to explore these curiosities. When she’s taking a break from encouraging others to investigate their curiosities, she spends her time taking care of her many plants and going on adventures in nature by running, hiking, kayaking, and cross-country skiing with her dog.