This post contains excerpts from this original article published by the Advocate.
Ever wanted to know how to make a rocket? Ever wondered what makes an engine go?
On June 9 at William Pitcher Junior High School in Covington, and again June 23 at Slidell Junior High School, kids of all ages will be able to learn firsthand about those things and more at Northshore STEM Fest.
Geared for students from kindergarten all the way to 12th grade, as well as their accompanying family or guardians, STEM Fest is a fun and family-friendly way to learn about science, technology, engineering and math with hands-on projects, information on alternative energy sources, food science, math games and more.
Both STEM Fest events will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.
Organizers from the United Way of Southeast Louisiana want the dual events to bring together as many kids as possible in order to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and innovators.
“Our goal is we want all kids to come, especially those kids that may not have regular access to STEM programs,” said Sonja Newman, United Way SELA manager of resource development. “We want them to go and be inspired and think, ‘Hey, maybe I can be a scientist.’”
Funding for the three STEM events is provided by United Way of Southeast Louisiana, a grant from Shell, sponsorships from Keystone Engineering, Rain CII Carbon LLC and Sharon Green State Farm Insurance.
Registration for both STEM Fests is recommended, but not required, at www.northshorestem.com.