This week on Raising OKC Kids, we are focusing on STEM and STEAM in preparation for national STEM day on Sunday, as well as the opening day for Geekapalooza, a virtual STEAM Festival for Kids, hosted by MetroFamily and Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma and presented by Boeing. Listen in as we chat with Kristin Holland, who is the Boeing Global Engagement site leader in Colorado, Oklahoma and Utah. Kristin talks about potential careers in STEAM, how kids can get involved in STEM-related activities now and a teaser of Boeing’s interactive workshop, coming up at Geekapalooza!
Geekapalooza launches at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8 (National STEM/STEAM Day) with a welcome introduction and an interview with KFOR TV meteorologist, Emily Sutton, and continues for the next five days (Nov. 9-13), with two workshop sessions conveniently held daily at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The workshops are geared for kids ages preschool to middle school, for boys and girls, and will include presentations such as hands-on science fun, engineering and art projects, interviews with local STEAM professionals, factory tour videos and much more. Families can sign up for general admission ($12/household) to receive access to Geekapalooza video workshops.
Boeing’s Future U offerings a wealth of hands-on opportunities for families to explore STEAM activities at home.