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STEM Free Day at the Building for Kids gives families the chance to experiment!

STEM Free Day at the Building for Kids gives families the chance to experiment!

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math will take center stage at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum’s (BFKCM) STEM Free Day. Presented by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, this free admission day on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will have hands-on STEM activities, visits from Professor Gizmo with amazing science, and all the excitement of the BFKCM.

“Hands-on exploration is a great way for to kids to experiment, investigate and learn problem-solving skills,” said Jarrad Bittner, Executive Director of the BFKCM. “STEM concepts are important for children of all ages, by introducing kids to STEM education at a young age through play and interactive inquiry we help develop skills and interest for life-long learning.”

STEM Free Day schedule:

9:30 am – Professor Gizmo – engaging science presentation on sound

10:30 am – STEM Storybook Stars with Pete the Cat

11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Community Partner hands-on activities

1:30 pm – STEM Storybook Stars with Pete the Cat

3:30 pm – Professor Gizmo – engaging science presentation on sound

Part of the Wisconsin Science Festival, this event includes STEM activities from community partners Appleton Public Library, Miller Electric Mfg., Plexus Corp. and more. Plus, activities throughout the BFKCM including creating color mixing spinners and fall sensory trays.

STEM Free Day is made possible through the support of the Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with additional support from Walmart.

The 2019 Wisconsin Science Festival, held October 17 – 20, will feature more than 300 events statewide and include everything from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars. For more information on the Festival, visit wiscifest.org.

 

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