Third Annual STEMtastic
Showcase Set For March 9
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and The School District of Lee County will present a STEMtastic Showcase on Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 10-2 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33966. In an effort to introduce students and their parents to the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to visit hands-on exhibits, meet local scientists, and engage in STEM activities. Last year, more than 2,000 students attended the showcase with their parents.
“STEMtastic is a great opportunity for students and parents to learn about science, technology, engineering and math, and what types of careers are available in these fields,” said Marshall Bower, president & CEO of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. “Students in Florida are falling behind the rest of the world in these areas, and we want to make sure that we are doing everything we can to peak their interest in pursuing STEM fields.”
The STEMtastic Showcase will have ongoing activities in the four hallways of the Lee County Public Education Center. Tables, exhibits, virtual classrooms, outdoor and indoor activities, and computer labs will be set up so students can learn more about the various subject areas. Local businesses are invited to participate and set up tables. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Lee Memorial Health System are major sponsors of the Foundation’s STEM initiatives and STEMtastic. For more information, call The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools at 239-337-0433.