“Why are you wearing red pajamas? What’s a molecule? Why are there so many different types of gas at the gas station? What’s that white steam coming from the refinery? Why do you wear a ‘beeper’ all the time?”
These are just a few of the questions that kids at the 2017 Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) summer camp asked during a demonstration of how a mini refinery works. The camp serves roughly 40 local children from 1st-6th grade and aims to introduce them to the STEM fields.
Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery (PSR) sponsored the camp and helped fund the camp’s new location at Maiben House in Burlington, Wash. Maiben House was recently renovated by Leadership Skagit participants, the Burlington Rotary, Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County, the City of Burlington, local businesses and other volunteers from the community.