STEAMfest 2017 brings together afterschool/out-of-school-time providers, makers, businesses and industries to highlight Science, Technology, Engineering Art/Agriculture and Math innovation and career pathways for young people throughout the region. There will be fun, hands-on activities to encourage youth to take an interest in STEAM and it also promotes local organizations and their programming.
The program came about when Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo worked with the New York State Network for Youth Success to establish a local afterschool network for Broome and Tioga Counties. That network is called the Expanded Learning Network of Broome and Tioga. It is run through Cornell Cooperative Extension and was funded through an Assembly grant. This network includes, local schools and providers to connect students to programs and expand offerings.
This event is being held in conjunction with National Lights On Afterschool Week to support high-quality learning and development opportunities for all children and youth to success in school, college, work and life.
STEAMfest 2017 will be held on Saturday, October 21 at the Oakdale Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is free and open to everyone. To learn more about the expanded learning network click here.