Are you a creative tinkerer, a builder, an artistic hacker, an imaginative scientist? Do you like to work with your hands and your mind? Then you’ll find plenty to capture your attention at Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest, where a bevy of hands-on, interactive advanced-learning tools, products and programs from more than fifty exhibitors await.
As might be deduced from the fest’s acronymic title, the educational fair allows children, parents and educators to tinker, dabble in and play with science, technology, entrepreneurship, art and making. “It’s sort of wonderful today that we have lots of choices,” says Martha Lanaghen, co-founder of Maker Boulder, the organization behind STEAM Fest. “Fifteen or twenty years ago, you didn’t have these kinds of resources.”
In addition to arts, crafts, games, robotics and the region’s only American Model Aeronautics-sanctioned drone competition, STEAM University workshops will provide information, discussions and networking opportunities for educators. A highlight will be a Sunday-afternoon talk by scientist, speaker and gifted-education advocate Temple Grandin.
Music, food and drink will round out the offerings at STEAM Fest, which runs September 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. For tickets and information, visit makerboulder.com/steam.
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