Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and MetroFamily Magazine will host Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 5 at Camp Trivera, 2508 N.E. 50th St.
Purchase admission in advance for a discounted rate. Digital tickets are $8 per child and $5 per adult. Tickets will also be available at the door.
All about STEAM
Now in its sixth year, Geekapalooza celebrates science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) with more than 30 activities, including a scavenger hunt, robotics demonstrations, circuit construction, coding basics, fingerprinting practice with forensic scientist and more for a full day of hands-on fun. The event is planned for boys and girls ages 4 to 12 but will be a day of fun for the entire family.
“Geekapalooza brings children and families together with science educators and industry leaders around a clear purpose: to spark an interest in STEAM at a young age,” said Janienne Bella, CEO of Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma. “Coding, geoscience and the science of flight are just some of what students can expect to see, with professionals on-site to lead activities, share their knowledge and inspire Oklahoma youth who may find a fit for themselves in a STEAM career.”
Other activities planned throughout the day are a tornado in a bottle experiment with opportunities to record observations, an interactive pharmacy demonstration to show how math and science are applied in the real world and so much more. Every hosted booth will have a hands-on activity available during the come-and-go event. Food trucks will also be on-site.
STEAM careers: Local professionals lead youth activities
Geekapalooza takes place before National STEAM Day, Nov. 8, with the hope of enriching students’ lives through real-world concepts they will learn in a variety of ways outside the classroom. Find out about related programming and badge earning opportunities.
“We look forward to welcoming tomorrow’s STEAM professionals at the event, which represents Girl Scouts commitment to adding more women to related industries,” said Bella. “Thank you to Boeing, Geekapalooza’s presenting sponsor, and so many more community partners without whom the event would be impossible, especially as corporate volunteers lend their time, talent and expertise.”