To Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 05:00pm
STEM-O-Rama is an event open to everyone ages 6 and up interested in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. STEM-O-Rama will provide 100s of demonstrations and exhibits designed to show science in a fun, outdoor and engaging environment. We have already booked interactive displays, games & crafts. You’ll be able to fly a drone/quad copter, climb a climbing wall, play in a Ga Ga pits and participate in shooting & outdoor sports. There will be special activities for older youth, ages 14 to 20, with .22 caliber pistol and shotgun shooting (offsite). We will have seven zones of STEM Fun: Shooting Sports Zone, Sports Zone, Manufacturing Zone, Training Zone, Environmental Zone, Abilities Awareness Zone and Adventure Zone. This event offers something for everyone, young and old alike.
The main events and exhibits will take place at Saturday, September 30 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds in Sandwich, IL. The Saturday night Arena Show will feature a spectacular fireworks display and entertainment. All registered youth will be entered to win one of five drones/quad-copters. The drawing will be held during the Arena Show. You need not be present to win.
For Scouts attending, there is weekend camping starting Friday night through Sunday morning. There will be age-appropriate activities for Venturers/Explorers, Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts. Order of the Arrow activities include an Indian village, Native American dancing and a Brotherhood conversion opportunity for qualified Ordeal members. And, we are combining a new 5K race as part of the event. The race starts at 7:00 am on Saturday, September 30 and is open to all runners. Anyone who registers for the race also get a pass to enter the STEM-O-Rama activities on the same day. There is a separate registration for the race.
Troops, Crews and Posts should plan to camp on Friday and Saturday nights. Cub Scouts should plan to attend for the day on Saturday. Family camping is also available. Attendees can watch both trebuchet and catapult demonstrations and try their skills on the BB gun and archery ranges. STEM-O-RAMA is open to the public. The camping fee is $25 and includes either 1 or 2 nights of camping.