In the words of master thinker and tinker Thomas Edison: “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
Northville students of all ages and grades will be taking Mr. Edison’s advice to heart when they take part in Northville Public Schools fourth annual STEAM Fair (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Northville Recreation Center at Hillside Middle School, 700 East Base Line, Northville. The theme for this year’s fair is Thinkers and Tinkers!
“Behind every innovation we enjoy today is a dreamer,” said Aaron Baughman, Northville Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services. “Someone willing to fail, to make mistakes, to start over again and again, to think big, and to follow their passion. All with the goal of creating something that has never existed before.”
“Experiences like the daylong STEAM Fair allows our students to connect their learning in the classroom with the real-world and encourages students to consider STEAM degrees and careers,” added Dr. Sandra Brock, Director of Instructional Programs and Services.During the school day on April 25th, fourth and seventh grade students from across the district will visit the STEAM Fair to explore dozens of activities, demonstrations and interactive exhibits developed by students of all ages and grades that will bring to life what they are doing in the classroom. Joining Northville Public Schools’ fourth graders at the STEAM Fair will be students from Thornton Creek Elementary School’s partner school in Detroit – the Neinas Dual Language Learning Academy.
The STEAM Fair will also be open for a Parent & Community Night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on April 25th for school parents, students and community members to explore and interact with the student-created inventions. The evening will include a contest with the school that has the most students in attendance at the Parent & Community Night event winning coupons from MOD Pizza.The STEAM Fair is a collaboration of Northville Public Schools and the Northville Educational Foundation, along with presenting sponsor Community Choice Credit Union. Senior sponsors include Community Financial, The Knickerbocker Group of Raymond James, Advanced Disposal, and the Michigan Educational Credit Union. In addition, MOD Pizza will be providing lunch for STEAM Fair participants during the daytime sessions and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be providing volunteers to help coordinate the event.
For more information, visit www.NorthvilleSTEAMfair.com. To learn more about the Northville Educational Foundation and the many ways it supports Northville Public Schools students and teachers, go to www.supportNEF.org.