Girls Maker Day on Saturday offers free, hands-on STEAM activities

Sept. 27, 2019

From design thinking to cybersecurity, traditional crafting to circuity, girls literally can dig into STEAM fields at a free event Saturday.

The fourth annual Girls Maker Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EmBe downtown.

The fair features booths that use creativity and innovation to build confidence and spark interest in potential science, technology, engineering, art and math careers.

“We know that children love exploring and figuring out how the world works,” said Stacy Stahl, executive director of youth programs at EmBe.  “But we see the number of children – especially girls – who are interested in science start to drop as early as second grade. We are bringing together a wonderful collection of organizations to help counter that trend and help kids stay in love with science.”

The event is geared toward girls age 7 to 13 and their families. More than nine organizations are offering projects, including robotics and computer technology. Attendees will get to choose their activities and will go home with the projects they have completed as well as information and an expanded sense of their capabilities and opportunities.

“As we mark our fourth Girls Maker Day event, we are so grateful to the organizations that donate their time to make STEAM fun and accessible,” said Karen Lundquist, EmBe’s CEO. “We know this is one piece of the science and workforce puzzle, but we know that making science engaging and fun is key.”

The first 150 girls will receive a free tote bag to decorate.

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Girls Maker Day on Saturday offers free, hands-on STEAM activities

From design thinking to cybersecurity, traditional crafting to circuity, girls literally can dig into STEAM fields at a free event Saturday.

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