March 9 — Flagstaff STEM City Community Celebration to be held at NAU Walkup Skydome

| March 3, 2020

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FLAGSTAFF — The seventh annual Flagstaff Community STEM Celebration will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Walkup Skydome located on the Northern Arizona University campus.  The event is a community event supported by various community partners to bring families together for participatory events promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

“Event attendees can expect a lot of hands on experiences and the opportunity to learn more about what is happening in our community,” said STEM City Executive Director Kristine Penca.  “We want our kids to see how what they learn in school can lead to real world opportunities.”

STEM Night is a free one-night event aimed at sharing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics learning opportunities while celebrating all of the people and organizations that make Flagstaff a STEM city.  Participants will get to explore STEM with hands on activities and giveaways highlighting opportunities throughout the community.  

“We are incredibly grateful to Northern Arizona University for the opportunity to host this event at the Walkup Skydome,” said Flagstaff Unified School District Communications Director Zachery Fountain.  “This is truly a unique community event with over 80 participating organizations showing how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can work hand in hand.” 

The event is made available for free to the public with the support of Northern Arizona University, Arizona Public Service, CAVIAT, Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance, McCarthy Construction, the Flagstaff Unified School District, Mr. Kenneth Lamm, Dr. Robert Braudy, Peak Engineering, and Lowell Observatory through their sponsorship of the annual event.

Guests can park between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in lots P66, P65 or P64 and must be in any non-reserved stall (between two white lines). Those with an ADA plate or placard may use the ADA spaces in P66.  Bus transportation will be available from the parking lots to the Walkup Skydome.

About STEM City: ​​STEM City was born out of a shared community vision to recognize, celebrate and expand the tremendous human and capital assets in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that exist in Flagstaff. Connecting the vibrancy of Flagstaff’s STEM businesses, organizations and resources to schools, students, and families, STEM City strengthens education, economy and environment by empowering and creating meaningful impact for all the citizens of Flagstaff.

About the Flagstaff Unified School District: Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) has a long history of offering a well-rounded and rigorous educational experience for all students.  Home to more than 9,400 students and 15 comprehensive school sites, FUSD works to implement best practices and innovative education techniques to meet the needs of students in Northern Arizona.  Students discover their path at the 15 comprehensive school sites that include three elementary magnet schools, four middle school academies and four high school academies. Students can also take advantage of Advanced Placement, Technology and Engineering, Expeditionary/Place Based Education, and Modern Language while high school students have opportunities to take high school dual-enrollment classes for college credit, career and technical education, music, fine art, drama, foreign language and online courses. Middle school students enjoy a variety of elective classes, clubs, sports and tutoring support.  For elementary students, FUSD offers before and after-school programs, multi-age classroom opportunities, artists in residence, as well as intervention and enrichment opportunities for every student. More at www.fusd1.org.

 

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