EmBe is hosting Girls Maker Day Saturday, September 28, for a free, hands-on experience with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math.)
“We know that children love exploring and figuring out how the world works,” said Stacy Stahl, Executive Director of Youth Programs at EmBe. “But we see the number of children – especially girls – who are interested in science start to drop as early as second grade. We are bringing together a wonderful collection of organizations to help counter that trend and help kids stay in love with science.”
The fair features booths that use creative and innovation to build confidence in making and try out projects and even potential careers.
“As we mark our fourth Girls Maker Day event, we are so grateful to the organizations that donate their time to make STEAM fun and accessible,” said Karen Lundquist, EmBe’s CEO. “We know this is one piece of the science and workforce puzzle, but we know that making science engaging and fun is key.”
More than nine organizations will have projects based on cyber security, how computer technology works, design thinking, traditional crafting, robotics, circuitry, and more. Attendees will get to choose their activities and will go home with the projects they have completed as well as information and an expanded sense of their capabilities and opportunities.
The event is a free, open house style event and is geared towards girls ages 7 to 13 and their families.
The first 150 girls will get a FREE tote bag to decorate. For more information on EmBe’s Girls Makers Day, visit EmBe.org.
Saturday, September 28, 2019. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
EmBe Downtown 300 W. 11 St. Sioux Falls, SD 57104