STEAM Festival | Remake Learning Days Across America
Get ready for 10 days of fun! And it’s FREE!!
Kansas City will be one of 17 regions to host dozens of events as part of Remake Learning Days Across America. Remake Learning Days Across America (RLDAA) is a learning festival that celebrates STEAM learning and creates new opportunities to teach and be taught in a community.
Designed to engage parents, kids and caregivers across the country, events are organized into one of several themes; Arts, Maker, Outdoor Learning, Science, Technology and Youth Voice. RLDAA is a celebration of innovative experiences and opportunities for youth to develop their sense of creativity, perseverance and curiosity. The majority of the events are free and include a mix of virtual and in-person activities.
Led locally by KC STEM Alliance, the festival of events is hosted by a variety of organizations, such as schools, museums, libraries, after school organizations, tech startups and more. Remake Learning Days - Kansas City focuses on the KC region but is connected to a national conversation with partners like the Remake Learning Network and PBS Kids.
Kansas City’s festival dates are May 1-10, 2021 and will turn the Kansas City area into an open house learning laboratory, featuring fun events for youth of all ages. Families can come together to experience making, new technology, art workshops, science experiments, robotics, outdoor learning and more! A few samples of the activities to come to Kansas City are:
At Mathapalooza in the Park from 10am to Noon on Saturday, May 1, families can dance mathematical patterns, create puzzle pieces to draw on the sidewalk and solve mathematical mazes.
On Sunday, May 2, StoneLion Puppet Theatre will offer a socially distanced live mini water festival that will also be live streamed. Families that register in advance can gather under a picnic umbrella in the STEAM Environmental Teaching Garden to watch a play, create an art project, play socially distanced STEM games and help build an ECO Brick garden plot.
Each weekday of the festival, a “Remake Learning LIVE” segment on NBC Action News’ Midday Show will showcase a “try this at home” activity families can do together and share on social media. These include expressing themselves with sidewalk chalk art, planting a seed, taking part in a LEGO building challenge, learning about the science behind Kansas City’s famous barbecue flavors with the American Royal and figuring out the size of your strike Zone with help from the Kansas City Royals.
“We’re excited to bring this festival to life in Kansas City for the first time,” said Ann Zimmerman, who leads STEM Connect-KC, Kansas City’s STEM learning ecosystem, as part of her work for the KC STEM Alliance. “This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the future of learning and shine a light on many of the engaging experiences available in our community. We know kids get excited when they have a chance to share what they know and can do with their families, and as a parent, there’s nothing better than seeing your child light up with a sense of curiosity and wonder.”
Make48 has volunteered to participate in their Maker theme at Operation Breakthrough and Union Station - Science City. Demos will be hands-on, relevant and engaging educational experiences for youth of all ages (pre-K through high school) and their families, caregivers and educators. Details and schedules of full events can be found on RLDAA’s calendar at https://remakelearningdays.org/kansascity/