Each September for the past three years, more than 500 River District fifth graders have spent an exciting day off-campus getting hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at two dozen kiosks operated by dozens of volunteers from colleges, businesses and non-profit environmental groups.
The Third annual STEM Outdoor Learning Fair recently took place at Duke Energy’s Energy Explorium on Lake Norman.
This event seeks to give fifth graders a positive sense of STEM skills and introduce them to people who use STEM skills daily in their jobs.
The River District partners with the UNC Charlotte STEM Education Center to stage the event.
Students come from Whitewater Academy, River Oaks Academy and Mountain Island Elementary in Mecklenburg County and Rankin Elementary and Catawba Heights Elementary in Gaston County.
The River District depends on sponsors and volunteers for all of our activities. To learn how you can help, contact Executive Director Edna Chirico at 704-562-8847 or by email.