STEM Fun Planned At Dordt

Sioux Center, Iowa — It’s been held for four years now and while it focuses on learning, it’s a big hit with kids.
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“STEM Fest” hosted by Dordt College, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach 4-H and Youth Programs, and the Northwest Iowa Governors STEM Initiative is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Dordt College’s Science and Technology Center. Mike Compton from the Osceola County Extension office is one of the main organizers of the event. He reminds us that “STEM” in this case is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

He says the STEM Fest is for all youth ages 9 to 14, grades 4th to 8th, and you don’t have to be a 4-H member to attend.

He says Dordt College faculty and students, Iowa State University students, and ISU Extension and Outreach staff offer fun-filled, mind-blowing, “STEM-ulating” activities to help area youth experience the exciting applications of STEM.

Check-in is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. with sessions starting at 9 a.m. The day includes lunch at the college food service, along with morning and afternoon snacks.

Online registration found at Deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 16. Tracks fill up quickly; first come, first served. There is a limit of 168 participants.

Contact your local Extension and Outreach youth coordinator for brochure and registration form: Lyon County: Jill Postma; Sioux County: Danielle Zuidema; Osceola County: Michael Compton; O’Brien County: Sarah Fiddelke; Cherokee County: Debbie Erpelding; Plymouth County: Ann Schoenrock

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