A Day to Explore STEM
It’s almost time for the 48th annual Science Exploration Day — a day of hands-on fun and learning on the beautiful campus of St. John Fisher College. Science Exploration Day events are designed to spark children’s interest in all areas of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through interactive exhibits that get kids’ imaginations going and their hands dirty. This year’s event, which is FREE to attend and open to the public, will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Families with children of all ages are welcome.
Experts in education, industry, and national security all agree that we need children to explore and be supported in developing STEM-related interests. The secret to creating a love of learning and science is to start when kids are young, so it’s never too early to start children on the road to success with STEM interests, games, and experiences. Good STEM education doesn’t start and end with classes in each of the core areas, but involves helping children integrate information across disciplines and think in a more connected and informed way. STEM disciplines encourage critical thinking, observation, and decision-making skills. These skills help children be more successful as they grow up, regardless of the career fields they go into.
Educational for All
Events like Science Exploration Day at St. John Fisher College give children the opportunity to experience a wide range of STEM projects, many of which were developed by local middle and high school students. Such experiences empower children to explore and support their own young imaginations, and they allow parents and older children to see the range of possibilities in STEM education and careers. For more free/STEM/family-friendly fun, check out Kids Out and About Rochester.