Countdown to Energy Day Houston with at-home summer STEM activities
Houston’s largest free family STEM festival set to return Saturday, Oct. 19
Style Magazine Newswire | 6/12/2019, 7:48 p.m.
HOUSTON– This summer students can beat the heat with at-home STEM activities from the Consumer Energy Education Foundation, the nonprofit that co-hosts Houston’s Energy Day Festival each year. Dedicated to promoting K-12 STEM education and placing students on the fast track to careers in science, technology, engineering and math, CEEF connects students, their parents and teachers to year-round education opportunities.
CEEF is a go-to resource for parents and teachers looking to keep their kids’ summer educational and entertaining. At CEEF.org, parents can browse family field trip ideas, learn how to create their own “STEM camp” and find out how to use Legos to teach basic coding. In CEEF’s most recent blog post, “Keep students STEM challenged,” parents will find tools to take learning beyond the classroom.
“Throughout the school year, we work alongside individual teachers and partners to keep STEM education top of mind in the classroom. During the summer, though, we look to parents to keep that curiosity and inspiration alive,” said CEEF Executive Director Colleen McCauley. “Science is all around us, so whether it’s discussing buoyancy at the swimming pool, visiting a museum or doing at-home science experiments, summer is an opportunity for parents to have fun with their kids and show them how exciting learning can be.”
Following a summer of STEM, CEEF will co-host its ninth annual Energy Day Houston. Held each year on the third Saturday in October, Energy Day is the Bayou City’s largest free, family STEM festival. Drawing more than 25,000 people, Energy Day invites Houstonians of all ages to experience the exciting world of STEM and get a glimpse of career possibilities within the STEM and energy industries.
On Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Sam Houston Park, larger-than-life demonstrations bring energy to life. Energy Day Houston features over $23,000 in awards, trivia, contests and nearly 70 interactive demonstrations and exhibits. The exhibits are designed to teach students about the different types of energy, how it is processed and how we use it to fuel our lives. Whether it’s pedaling bikes to generate energy to charge a cell phone or testing robotics in pools, the engaging activities spark an early interest in STEM careers and education for the students in attendance.
By raising awareness about the many STEM career paths available and how they benefit the community, Energy Day inspires students to become the next generation of industry leaders. Visit www.EnergyDayFestival.org for more information.