Everyone knows the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables our next generation to become innovators. Pine Jog Elementary is dedicated to STEM education and is holding its second annual STEM Family Night on Tuesday, October 30th from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Last year, there were over 20 different hands-on activities supporting STEM learning and drew 385 students and parents. This year they will offer more activities and the level of excitement will be much greater. The South Florida Fairgrounds brought in a chicken hatchling program earlier in the month so that chicks will be hatching shortly before, or even during STEM Night.
Community organization such as the South Florida Science Museum, Health Teacher, and FAU/Pine Jog Environmental Center, and The Educators’ Resource Center of Kennedy Space Center supplied posters and brochures highlighting the most recent NASA missions.
Students from Royal Palm Beach High School will be assisting with creating some of the activities and will explain the science behind the activities to students and parents.
Hands-on materials, refreshments and prizes were supported by grants from Pine Jog Elementary PTA and a Florida Association of Science Teachers’ mini grant written by Linda Petuch.
For more information contact Fred Barch or Linda Petuch at (561) 656-5400 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
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