Exploring Native STEAM

Cabrillo National Monument


In partnership with Southern Indian Health Council (SIHC), a social service agency that serves youth from seven Kumeyaay reservations in San Diego County, Cabrillo National Monument proudly hosted twelve students throughout the summer. Native STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) is the first Cabrillo program of its kind and comprises a unique blend of western science and indigenous practices. With activities such as storytelling, nature journaling, tidepool monitoring, and ethnobotany, youth ages 6-15 explored their cultural heritage within and beyond the park. Through innovative programs, such as Native STEAM, Cabrillo National Monument is committed to carrying out the mission of the National Park Service into our second century.