April 7, 2016 –Fourth grade students from Tapteal Elementary School in West Richland, Wash., spent the morning on March 24 at Columbia Point Golf Course learning hands-on science and enjoyed both putting golf balls and playing foot golf, a soccer-style version of golf. This field trip was part of First Green’s STEM program, which uses golf courses as learning labs. Golf course superintendents need to be highly-trained in STEM to manage their golf courses; they share this knowledge with teachers and students, showing real world applications that inspire student interest in STEM.
Carl Thompson, Golf Course Superintendent at Columbia Point said after the field trip, “[The students] had a blast and I can’t wait to do another [field trip.]” See Carl’s post-field trip summary video.