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STEM Fun in the Park for all the Family

STEM Fun in the Park for all the Family

 16 May 2022 | views: 1218 | Event

Well worth a visit!
STEM In The Park returns to Crawley bringing STEM activities to young people

A STEM-focused FREE community event is being held in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday 21 May, which will encompass an enjoyable and inspirational day of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). 

Families who STEM together have more fun! Just turn up and enjoy numerous activities such as entertaining, engaging science shows, visit space via a HD pop-up plantarium, get involved in interactive table top displays, meet unusual reptiles and insects, acquire careers advice and information and much more delivered by local employers, Higher Education Institutions and Colleges, professional bodies, STEM communicators and educators.

STEM In The Park is aimed at inspiring young people to consider STEM subjects and the varied careers available in and within STEM in a fun and engaging way. Exhibitors from various industries including Construction, Healthcare and Geoscience  will be on hand to offer vital careers information to young people and parents on the many and varied opportunities available to them close to home. The event will also support local employers in their efforts to attract local talent.

Councilor Peter Lamb, Leader of Crawley Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to support this popular community STEM careers event. It provides us with the opportunity to inform the next generation of young people about the wide range of STEM careers available to them within our local community and the STEM skills that are needed to help build a pipeline of local talent for the future.”

Dr Hellen Ward,  Director of the STEM Hub and a Regional Partner of STEM Learning said: “We want as many young people and families as possible to be inspired by the creativity and wonder of all things STEM in an enjoyable and engaging manner. The event offers a fantastic opportunity for parents/carers to speak to organisations about the various career opportunities available to their children in STEM sectors including advice on apprenticeships and graduate programmes. We’re extremely grateful to all the exhibitors for generating inspiring content to help raise awareness, improve perception and inspire the next generation of young people to consider careers in STEM sectors.”

STEM In The Park will take place in the Memorial Gardens, Crawley on Saturday 21 May, 11am-4.00pm. Admission is free. There will also be extended STEM actitivies including circuit boards, robotics, VR and more taking place in the new STEM Centre at Crawley College which opened in Spring 2021.  It is home to a suite of innovative and interactive spaces, containing virtual and mixed reality technology which puts the college at the cutting edge of training delivery across a range of subjects.

The event is supported by Crawley Borough Council and delivered by The STEM Hub.