S.T.E.A.M Event POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS
Date: Friday March 13, 2020 (POSTPONED) Time: 3:00pm-8:30pm Location: Air Zoo Cost: FREE
Pre-Registration is REQUIRED for Admission
Greetings Portage Public School families,
In light of recent developments and efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 the Portage Education Foundation (PEF) is postponing STEAM Night 2020 – with a makeup date to be announced as soon as possible. STEAM Night was scheduled for this Friday, March 13th to be hosted at the Air Zoo with all Portage Public School (PPS) Elementary students invited to participate. Last year the event drew 3,100+ attendees and over 50 exhibitors.
We made this decision out of an abundance of caution and in consultation with leadership at the Air Zoo, PPS administration, and other partners and sponsors of the event. While disappointing for sure, we are simply not comfortable putting on an event where hands-on experiences are at the center, and interaction with literally everyone at the event is the expectation.
We want to thank the exhibitors for their support and flexibility, PPS administration and staff members involved in helping with the event, the dozens of volunteers that have been working hard to plan and execute the event, and especially the Air Zoo for their continued partnership and leadership in our community.
PPS elementary families should stay tuned for a new date to be announced soon, and/or look for updates on the STEAM page of our website (http://portageeducationfoundation.org) and Facebook (Portage Education Foundation). You can also contact us through the Engage page on our website.
Bill Burhans, PEF Board President Angie Schultz, PEF STEAM Lead
The Portage Education Foundation is thrilled to announce the Second Annual All Portage Elementary STEAM Event will be held this year on March 13th from 3-8:30pm at the AirZoo! One night Only ALL Portage Elementary students are invited to the Air Zoo in Portage to explore over 50 Hands-On Exhibits provided by local companies and educational institutions designed to spark a passion and excitement for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) in your young student! Come to explore, dream, and experiment with our talented and inspirational local scientists, mathematicians, artists, engineers, and technology experts! This event is FREE for all elementary students and families!! Thanks to the generous donations from many local sponsors including Air Zoo, Portage Education Foundation, and all of the incredible exhibitors, there is NO COST to attend! ALL Portage Elementary students are invited and Air Zoo has been reserved exclusively for this special event! Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian as this is an after-school hours event and no child care is available. If your family owns or works for an organization interested in hosting an exhibit, please email PortageMISTEAM@gmail.com
For more information, contact: PortageMISTEAM@gmail.com