Robo Rumble

Robo Rumble

Robo Rumble | FREE DAY*!  Sat, Jun 15 | Noon-5 pm Lobby, Sun Plaza, Auditorium Experience the exciting world of robotics as area teams demonstrate their robots in this family-friendly annual event. Come out and try your hands on one of these robots, other hands on activities, and connect with these amazing high school students to learn how your kids can get involved with these programs! Free for Members | Public - Free General Admission. Giant Screen Theater is not included. *Up-charge applies to The Art of the Brick | The World's Most Elaborate Display of LEGO® Art ($7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 children) For more info call 309.686.7000.
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Bradley University STEM/STEAM Conference for K-12 Educators

Bradley University’s Center for STEM Education is proud to announce the inaugural Bradley University STEM/STEAM Conference for K-12 Educators will be on March 8, 2019. Join educators from around the state of Illinois focused on sharing innovative ideas in STEM/STEAM education. Contact Dr. Christina McDaniel for exhibitor or attendee information. To register as an exhibitor in the resource fair, go to the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/dZOzHHn9jY3xs7Xi2. Pre-registration for attendees is open until February 28, 2019.  To pre-register go to: https://ice.memberclicks.net/bradley-stem-conference#/  
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Space Explorers | After Care Available

Space Explorers | After Care Available

Space Explorers | After Care Available Mon, Feb 18 | 8 am-4 pm Join the Riverfront Museum on Presidents' Day to explore space! Students will love learning about constellations, our solar system, galaxy, and beyond in the planetarium. Students will learn the science of space in hands on activities and make a take home art project! They will also explore the museum galleries! After care is available for $4 and runs from 4-5:30 pm. Please provide your student(s) with a nut-free sack lunch. A mid-morning snack is provided each day of camp, and a 30 minute lunch time. Ages 5-12 $50 Members | $60 Public Register online now - click here.  Tickets & more info also available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000. If you need to further customize your camp…
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Engineering Day | FREE DAY

Engineering Day | FREE DAY

Engineering Day | FREE DAY! Sun, Feb 17 | Noon-5 pm Future engineers, scientists, and kids of all ages are invited to Engineering Day 2019 at Peoria Riverfront Museum. Exciting & engaging engineering activities will be provided throughout the museum by local engineering groups, who are also sponsoring general admission for this free day at the museum. *Free for public & members to explore galleries & planetarium shows, Giant Screen Theater not included. For more information call 309.686.7000.  Sponsored by Caterpillar and other local engineering firms and groups. ASCE Engineers Week Bridge Contest! 28th Annual Bridge Contest 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students! It's time to test your imagination and your technical skill! The Illinois Valley Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is sponsoring the 28th Annual…
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Chemistry Demonstrations

Chemistry Demonstrations

Chemistry Demonstrations Sat, Feb 16 | 1-2 pm Lobby Stand back, watch out, and enjoy chemistry in action! Bradley University Chemistry Club students provide activities and perform chemistry demonstrations. Free to members and with general admission. More info available at the Museum or by phone: 309.686.7000.
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Teacher Tuesdays – Libraries in STEAM

Teacher Tuesdays – Libraries in STEAM

Professional Development Units will be available for this event. Libraries are a vital place for informal science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education for pre-K- 12th-grade students and their families.  This session of Teacher Tuesday will highlight STEAM programming from several libraries.  Come learn how libraries are reaching out to youth and families in formal and informal education settings.  This session is great for other library staff, as well as for teachers and afterschool programmers looking to partner with libraries. Special Addition - Youth Component This month's Teacher Tuesdays includes an invitation for participants to bring their children, ages 6 and older, to participate in their own STEM-related activities. Teacher Tuesdays is a networking event designed to foster peer-to-peer support for learning. Building a learning community around Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts…
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Video Game Design 4-H Special Interest Club begins

Have you ever wanted to learn how to design a Video Game?  Join the new "Let's Make a Game" SPIN Club to learn to build games in Unity3D.  This platform is the same game engine that made Hearthstone, Cuphead, Cities: Skylines, Ori and many more!  Members will: learn to make a tower defense game, as well as a platform game like Mario learn about the importance of writing and creating a story in game design learn about art design and how it is used in creating a game Ages: 13-18 Cost: $20 if you are not already a 4-H member.  Spin club members must complete Required Forms.  Completed forms need to be turned in prior to or at the first meeting. If not completing registration online, you must also complete…
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Whittier Primary School Wins STEM Grant

Education, STEAM
(Originally published by Peoria Journal Star. Story by Chris Kaergard.) Whittier Primary School is one of 25 schools statewide that have been awarded participation in the state’s three-year Bicentennial STEM Fusion Program. The program overseen by the Illinois Math and Science Academy is a teacher development initiative for math and science. It focuses on teachers and students in grades four through eight to stimulate careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Read the whole story at: http://www.pjstar.com/news/20180522/peorias-whittier-primary-school-one-of-25-statewide-to-get-stem-grant
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