STEAM Expo has it all

There's a little something for everyone when it comes to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics — and it will all be on display next week.

The fourth annual STEAM Expo will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at Alexandria Area High School. The annual event aims to create enthusiasm for learning and is free and open to the community.

Some highlights of the event include:

• The Bell Museum of Natural History ExploraDome Planetarium. This attraction will feature Minnesota's sky and participants will learn about seasonal constellations, the moon and planets.

• Hands-on activities. Attendees will be able to take advantage of the high school's culinary, design, digital and visual art learning labs. Participants can create edible dirt cups, try a pottery wheel and create a screen print.

• Take-home projects. Attendees can create a wood bee house, create with air dry clay and take home a screen print. High school art students will also be drawing caricatures for participants to take home.

• Entertainment in the Performing Arts Center. Here, event participants can play with a variety of musical instruments. Children in pre-K through fifth grade can learn some beginning and basic dance moves. The high school applied theatre arts students will also perform a play.

Healthy food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

The STEAM Expo is sponsored by the Alexandria Area High School 'A' Club, Alexandria Education Foundation, ALP Utilities, Alexandria Technical & Community College, Pope Douglas Solid Waste Management, and Runestone Electric Association.

For more information, contact Jill Johnson at 320-762-2141, ext. 4202, or Lynn Jenc at 320-762-2141, ext. 4271.

By Beth Leipholtz

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