North Cental STEM Festivals

The North Central STEM Region partners with community leaders and educators to host Family STEM Festivals throughout the region.  The goals of the STEM festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers. Organized like a street festival or county fair, visitors stroll from activity to activity at their leisure.  Families have an opportunity to take part in activities such as robotics, medical simulations, DNA testing, virtual reality and much more!

To learn more about these festivals and events, click the links on the sidebar.

Boone Family STEM Festival 2023

Boone Family STEM Festival was held on April 1sr with over several hundred youth and their families attending. There were over 50 different exhibitors who brought engaging STEM activities for youth to try.

Osage STEAM Festival 2023

The Osage STEAM Festival was held on March 23rd with over 600 in attendance. Students had the opportunity to explore hands on STEM booths from 30 different area organizations.

ICCC STEAMfest 2022

Students get up close and personal with reptilesStudents get to make smoothies with a blender powered by a bicycleMaking tangrams with PBS

On Saturday, October 8th, over 200 students and families attended the STEAMfest held at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.  Several area businesses and organizations came together to bring a fun and engaging day of hands-on STEM learning.  Attendees were able to spend an afternoon learning about pollinators, programming robots, meeting reptiles, and pedaling a bicycle to run a blender making smoothies among a few things.  A huge thank you goes out to all those who either helped through exhibiting or by donating towards the event.  This was a tremendous success because of help and support of the community!

          Learning about how to program a robot          Families learn about watersheds and floodingMaking chromatography butterflies