November 10, 2014

Beautiful autumn days are bountiful in northern Colorado, leaving residents and visitors STEAMfest pic1with many options for how to spend their time. For over 2,000 children, youth and family members, the Day For Kids STEAM-fest celebration, hosted this fall in Loveland by the Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County was a popular choice.

The acronym STEAM represents activities that incorporate the principles of Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-and-Math. By allowing children to participate in age-appropriate, hands-on STEAM activities, they begin to recognize the connection and application of scientific hard skills to the world around them.

STEAM-fest promoted this inquisitive spirit amongst its attendees with numerous activity stations that children and adults could choose to engage with, including miniature robots, play-dough circuitry, gyrosphere gravity rides, kitchen cupboard chemical reactions, STEAMfest pic2structural design projects and much more.

Releasing the creative and inquiring minds of children and youth through education is central to the OtterCares Foundation’s purpose. As a recipient of a Commuter Fund sponsorship from OtterCares, the Day for Kids STEAM-fest 2014 event offered an imaginative and inventive experience for community members of all ages.