The New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans are partnering to host the annual STEM Fest for thousands of students and teachers in the area to experience hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities.
The festival will benefit Core Element, a non-profit that educates and prepares K-12 students in the Greater New Orleans region in STEM.
“It is critical that we nurture, encourage, and prepare our students to pursue STEM subjects, and compete for STEM jobs in Louisiana and beyond,” said Jan Brenan, executive director of Core Element. “STEM Festwill showcase many facets of STEM and introduces students, families, and teachers to a wide variety ofSTEM subjects and career possibilities.”
STEM Fest will feature exploration stations, activities and experiments, interactive demonstrations, and Saints and Pelicans activities. More than 60 STEM-focused organizations will be at the festival to host the exploration stations on topics including anatomy, biology, chemistry, circuit building, coding, conservation, DNA, electricity, ecology, engineering, forensics, medical science, physical science, physics, robotics, nutrition, math and financial literacy, and more.
Organizers are expecting roughly 5,000 attendees this year. Advanced tickets are available here.