Irly Bird Books,in collaboration with Richland School District One, hosted its first summer expo. 


The Irly bird STEM EXPO 

A culturally relevant “one-day” program designed to expose elementary students to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using project-based STEM activities and hands-on learning. The objective is to Expose, Inspire and Engage students in grades k-5 utilizing college students, who are specializing in STEM-Based majors, as well as corporate volunteers as instructors and mentors. This provides elementary students an opportunity to interact with current and future STEM career professionals.

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Additionally, participants obtain 21st Century skills in communication, collaboration and critical thinking. Lastly, the STEM Expo trains elementary STEM stakeholders, specifically focusing on underserved communities, across the city.