If you like your fun hands-on and free, don’t miss the Lacey S.T.E.M. fair!
It’s back again this year, with even more FREE things for kids to see and do.
The event will be this Saturday, May 20th, from 10AM to 3:30PM at Huntamer Park in Lacey.
The free, award winning event will showcase school clubs, hobbyists, and businesses from all over Thurston County will be on hand with all kinds of fun activities and demonstrations. It’s a great way for kids to see real world applications for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Highlights from this year’s event include the robotics demonstrations, air powered rocket launches, a solar powered ducky dash, drones, military robots, interactive Lego activities.
I know we already had you at Lego and rockets, but if that’s not enough for you, you can also see a free and fun science show presented by Alex Zerbe, the “Zaniac” at 12:00pm. Alex has performed all over the world, and my kids think he’s awesome. His shows are a wild combination of stunts and science. You don’t want to miss it!
Why S.T.E.M.? The Washington State S.T.E.M. Organization website states “S.T.E.M isn’t just for scientists and engineers. Washington’s economy is rooted in S.T.E.M. It’s simple: in the 21st century, STEM opens doors for every student to succeed.” Spoiler alert: Your kids will likely just think they’re having an awesome day full of cool demonstrations and hands on fun. You don’t have to tell them they’re learning if you don’t want to!
You can get more information about this event here at the city’s website or call the Lacey Parks and Recreation Department at (360) 491-0857.