What is the Colorado Discovery Festival?
Discovery Festival is a new Southwest Colorado initiative focused on acquainting local youth with the STEM professions. STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. Many local youth have an aptitude in these fields but have not yet discovered their talents. This event will be a fun, creative way for local companies and organizations to introduce STEM based projects and activities to children in the southwest Colorado region. There will also be a focus on matching STEM professionals with interested youth in mentoring relationships. The proceeds from this event will help fund the STEM Mentoring program and will provide scholarships to youth who qualify!
Admission to this event will be FREE to all children and their families. Attendance is anticipated at over 3,000 youth.
Why is the Discovery Festival so important to our youth?
In today’s world, STEM touches every aspect of our lives. Nearly 100% of today’s youth will gain future employment with at least a portion of their job focused on STEM. In fact, most employees today could not function in their current position without some knowledge or expertise in either the technology or mathematics fields. STEM is important to our youth because they are our future!
Potential STEM Learning Opportunities at the Festival
- Robotic Demonstrations
- Smoke properties in a contained case
- Laser technology in construction and mining
- Da Vinci Robot – latest in surgical and robotics technology
- Wind Tunnel Demonstration
2018 STEM Competition
Saturday February 24th
- Grades 3-5
- Grades 6-8
- Grades 9-12
Come show off your STEM skills. Registration open for up to 20 students in each category. Compete for great prizes. All materials provided for the competition. Call 247-3720 or email *** for more information or to register.
*Each student may have one adult helper for the competition.
Dates: February 23-24 2018
9 am to 3 pm
February 23rd scheduled for School Field Trips
February 24th Open to the Public
Location: Student Life Center, Fort Lewis College