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.
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.