STEAM on the Rails Virtual Program

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Learn about the important role of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics in our daily lives through this virtual program.

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Looking for an educational experience for your students? Register for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's STEAM on the Rails virtual program. Designed for students, grades K through 6, this program investigates the importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in our daily lives. Presenters and demonstrators from around Pennsylvania will provide a virtual experience like no other. See where oil was struck, how mining was done, how a steam locomotive works, and many other topics.

The program will be held over 3 days with 4 - 30 minute presentations each day!

Day 1: Tuesday, October 13

10:00 AM - The Steam Locomotive (Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania) 10:30 AM - Abstract You (Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania) 2:00 PM - Train and Track Safety (Operation Lifesaver) 2:30 PM - Logging's Simple Machines (Pennsylvania Lumber Museum)

Day 2: Tuesday, October 20

10:00 AM - Railroad Telegraphy (Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania) 10:30 AM - Eyes vs. Brain (Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania) 2:00 PM - Coal-Fired Pizza Oven Demonstration - tentative (Eckley Miner's Village) 2:30 PM - Blacksmithing (Frank Gillespie)

Day 3: Tuesday, October 27

10:00 AM - Pennsylvania's Oil History (Drake Well Museum) 10:30 AM - Oil Uses in Railroading (Drake Well Museum) 2:00 PM - Iron Ore Mining (Cornwall Iron Furnace) 2:30 PM - Steam Engine Power (Cornwall Iron Furnace)

Attendees must have internet access and Zoom in order to attend. Links will be sent each week via e-mail to join. Your registration gives you access to all of our presentations.

Please click on the Go to online event page in your Eventbrite confirmation email for the Zoom meeting invitation and link as well as a list of needed materials.


  • Anthracite Heritage Museum/Eckley Miner's Village
  • Cornwall Iron Furnace
  • Drake Well Museum
  • Frank Gillespie, Blacksmith
  • Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
  • Operation Lifesaver
  • Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
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