|Green Bay, Wis.—The Brown County STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay campus will host an inaugural event that will provide high-energy, hands-on fun for the entire family, including robotics, rockets, arcade games, and so much more. STEM Family Day is Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food trucks will be available on site from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prior to the STEM Family Day event, at 9:15 a.m., JBS Foods will present a $250,000 gift dedicated to help with STEM Education in Brown County and Northeast Wisconsin. After the check presentation, the JBS STEM Resource Center will be unveiled. Speakers from JBS, Einstein Project, UW-Green Bay and Green Bay Area Public Schools will be present.Included in the day of fun for the public will be special STEM Showcases:11 a.m. Brown County Extension and 4H|
Noon Einstein Project
1 p.m. Rain Gutter Regatta w/UW-Green Bay Engineering Club
1:30 JBS Meat Raffle
Some of the specific activities: Aquatic robotics, book/journal bonding, doing DNA, seed starting, cardboard city, paper airplanes, bird identification (I Spy), Cosmo robot interaction, tallest tower challenge, rocket display, video games, and more!For more information, please visit www.einsteinproject.org/stemday.This event is sponsored by JBS Foods and hosted by Brown County, the Einstein Project, the Richard J. School of Engineering at UW-Green Bay and the UWGB Engineering Club.About the Einstein Project
The Einstein Project was created in 1991 with the goal of providing engaging and impactful science education in the classroom. Housed in the Brown County STEM Innovation Center, the Einstein Project is expanding collaborations with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and Brown County Extension to continue to positively impact STEM capabilities and foster curiosity in students throughout Wisconsin. The Einstein Project leases STEM curriculum and materials for over 30 school districts across Wisconsin and into neighboring states. They provide professional development and consultation in science curriculum, instruction, and assessment. In 2018, the Einstein Project Merged with Proto, inc., a nonprofit makerspace formerly housed in the Brown County Library. This merger provided a link between in-school and out of school hands-on learning that builds bridges between STEAM subjects, the humanities and 21st Century Skills. Professional Development for schools starting makerspaces has been a lead initiative in those efforts. The Einstein Makerspace delivers programming for all ages, kindergarten through retirement, at the STEM Innovation Center on the UW-Green Bay Campus.