STEAM Night a Hit at Prairie Ridge
PTO Organized Event to Expose Kids to Science, Tech
Prairie Ridge Elementary School students examined bones, watched chemical reactions, practiced flying with aviation software, and learned how science can be turned into art at the school's first Family STEAM Night.
Volunteers from around the community filled the school gym and cafeteria with hands-on activities that explored concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Hundreds of Prairie Ridge students and family members participated in the event, which was organized by the PTO.
Participants were: Crescendo Academy of Music, Kalamazoo College, Pfizer, Stryker, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Stryke Force Robotics, Charles River Laboratories, Michigan State University Science Theater, and the United States Geological Survey. The evening included a free dinner and raffle drawings.