Area students invited to STEM Fest & Health Fair

Published 11:32 am Wednesday, August 9, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Presented by Johnson & Johnson, a free “STEM FEST & Health Fair” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon August 19 at Joe W. Brown Park – 5601 Read Blvd in New Orleans. All required materials will be provided when students arrive.

This is an opportunity for family fun & STEM Learning as we expose and inspire future Innovators, Creators, Makers and Entrepreneurs in New Orleans and surrounding areas! Free health screenings will also be available during the event for adults to take advantage of! Attendees will learn about opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they engage with more than 60+ STEM activities and demonstrations.

Scholars in grades K-12 will be able to build and test their own mechanical lungs, as well as engage in other STEM activities like watching a live sheep heart dissection, making elephant toothpaste, slime, riding a hovercraft and launching rockets. Throughout the morning, students will learn about things like wind energy, solar energy, coding, designing and programming robots.