Next weekend 4,000 children and adults are expected for Time Warner Cable’s (TWC) fifth annual STEMfest at Discovery World, including groups of students from local schools, nearly 1,000 Girl Scout troop members, and families from across southeast Wisconsin.
All those attending receive FREE admission to Discovery World, which includes all the special STEMfest exhibits set up for this event.
TWC’s STEMfest was created as part of its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Time Warner Cable has invited more than 15 STEM partners from the local community to be a part of the event to showcase ways that their organization engages kids in hands-on STEM learning opportunities.
The children will actively participate in discovery learning activities with each of the STEM partners.
Great visuals of Girl Scouts doing a FIRST LEGO League demonstration and thousands of children will be interacting with giant robots, launching rockets, making solar bead bracelets and much more!
Last year there was a big 8 team FLL exhibition. This year it is just one team doing a demo.
This event is important due to the fact that more than 50 percent of the fastest-growing occupations in the U.S. require math or science skills.
Yet, the majority of middle-school students say they would rather take out the garbage than do their math homework. Today’s youth need to develop skills in STEM. Their future – and the future of our nation – depends on it.
Participants will include nearly 1,000 Girl Scout Members & Troop Leaders in addition to thousands of children and adults including more than 15 STEM Partners from across Wisconsin.
On Friday, Nov. 8 the event will be a Girl Scout Only Night, from 5:00-8:00 pm at Discovery World, located at 500 N. Harbor Drive in Milwaukee.
On Sat., Nov. 9, the event will be open to the public for FREE Community Day to be held from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.