Families are invited to attend the Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Chlapaty Recreation and Wellness Center, University of Dubuque in Dubuque. The festival is free and open to the public.

The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities.

More than 50 exhibits will feature interactive STEM activities for 3rd-8th grade students and their families, but all ages are welcome to attend. Attendees may travel a solar system in the digital planetarium, drive a robot, conduct amazing science experiments, explore the healthcare field and much more!

The Dubuque Area Family STEM Festival is a community-wide partnership led by the Northeast Region of the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council at the University of Northern Iowa, in partnership with Dubuque Area Labor-Management Council, Dubuque Community School District, Holy Family Catholic Schools, Dubuque Works, Northeast Iowa Community College, Iowa State University Extension, Clarke University, Loras College, University of Dubuque, IowaWORKS, Dubuque Metropolitan Area Solid Waste Agency, Keystone AEA, Prosperity Eastern Iowa and National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.

About the Northeast STEM Region: Managed by Jeff Beneke, the Northeast STEM region is one of six Iowa STEM regions guided by the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and dedicated to building a strong STEM education foundation for all Iowans. For more information about this STEM region or the Iowa STEM Network, contact Northeast Iowa STEM Hub at 319-273-7397 or go to www.neiowastem.com.