Participate in Missouri STEM Celebration Week

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – Missouri’s STEM celebration kicked off this week. The week-long event recognizes the ways kids can get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math in St. Louis.

STEMSTL coordinates activities with the help of local community partners. Kate Polokins, Executive Director of STEM STL, said: “Really, everyone belongs in STEM. And we want to make sure we develop that love of STEM early on. We build our students’ confidence in STEM.

Polokins hopes this week will educate children about the opportunities available. Exposure to STEM organizations and activities will promote participation and interest.

Every day this week, children have the opportunity to participate in activities around Saint-Louis. Friday, April 22 was the kick-off day for the celebration. Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to students who would attend colleges in Missouri and major in STEM fields.

On Saturday and Sunday, STEMSTL attended the Earth Day Festival in Forest Park. Monday is ESports day at the St. Louis Science Center. On Tuesday, children are encouraged to practice STEM at home by completing STEM kids, provided free of charge by STEMSTL.

Sam Minor, STEM STL Community Coordinator, said: “We have instructions for like rain clouds in a jar, beautiful coloring sheets. These are not your typical coloring sheets, you have to solve math problems to complete them. Lowes, they donated seed grow kits.

Kids will also get an activity book full of experiments and building ideas you can do at home.

Wednesday is math and tech day. CLAIM Academy offers facility tours to learn more about coding. The Gateway Region YMCA will host learning labs and you can also meet the Code Ninjas. Registration will be required in advance.

Health Science Day is on Thursday, with tours offered by Healthworks.

Friday is the final celebration at Emmanuel UCC. This event takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. $250 bursaries will be awarded to a few lucky winners and children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning activities. This event is free upon registration.

For more information on daily activities, as well as information on how to register, click on the link below:

MO STEM Celebration Week – Blueprint4 STEM

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