Full Steam Ahead on Super STEAM Saturday

Thanks to everyone who came out on Saturday for our annual Open House event: Super STEAM Saturday.

Over 100 families representing all of the D97 schools (and a few others) came out to create mandalas, drive robots, write poetry, draw buildings, play with LEGOs and Ozobots and do science experiments.

 

While students filled out their Passports exploring the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Art, Education and Math), parents learned about the programs happening in their schools, and some exciting plans for this year’s BASE Camp.

For those of us here at OPEF the morning was summed up by a student working on a drawing with architect, Maya Bird-Murphy, our Architecture Adventure Coordinator. “This is my dream,” he announced to the room. His mother later explained that he has always wanted to be an architect, and never met a working architect before.

 

Thanks to everyone who came out, and all of you who support the work we do. To find out how you can support OPEF and help bring these amazing programs to D97 schools, please visit our donations page.

 

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