Washington STEAM Magnet Academy, a Title I socio-economically challenged school, was established three years ago and continues to grow it's emphasis on environmental conservation. The "S" in STEAM is a new focus at Washington STEAM where 6-8th grade students recently began studying native plants and animals of Pasadena as part of an ongoing native pollinator garden project fully led by students. Students document their research using citizen science apps such as iNaturalist, JourneyNorth, and The Natural History Museum of LA Citizen Scientists. Some classrooms tag and parasite test monarch butterflies to help researchers learn more about monarchs in the LA region. English classrooms focus on conservation by creatively using art and writing to express a waste-less community. These students study local politics and communicate with city representatives sharing their innovative ideas. Teachers have plans to add binoculars for bird studies to their wish list because of their new partnership with Pasadena Audubon Society and several are already investigating CA Condors with students. Plans are also in the works to install a vivarium for a more in depth study of flora and fauna. Washington STEAM Magnet Academy is only just beginning, but the school is already producing innovative thinkers who show care and concern for the world around them.