Host a STEM Family Event at School
Your PTO or PTA can pull off a fun, educational STEM event with activities that are easy to do and won’t break the bank. Browse all the activities and choose the ones you like best, or pick one of our ready-made themes. Either way, you’ll have fun planning this awesome family event!
Once you’ve downloaded your activities, it’s time to get planning!
Your download includes our free toolkit, full of expert tips and promotional materials to help your group pull off the most STEM-tastic school family event ever.
Watch a science night in action
While UL no longer sponsors our Family Science Night program, we appreciate their eight-year partnership with PTO Today to help make science and STEM learning fun for families!
STEM Learning Should Start in Elementary School
Our world is rapidly changing, and STEM is part of nearly every career and aspect of daily life. Kids naturally love to ask questions, explore, and discover, and research shows that exposing young children early and often to STEM subjects inspires them to become lifelong critical thinkers and real-world problem-solvers. And kids who miss out on STEM experiences before middle school are unlikely to pursue a STEM major or career—according to a Skyhook Foundation study, more than 90% of children lose long-term interest in STEM if they aren’t engaged with it by 5th grade.
Support Your School’s STEM Education Plan
Our kit lets you tailor the event to your school’s specific age groups, interests, and expected attendance. When you host a Family Science Night, families experience your school as a place of learning and fun while raising the profile of your parent group. Parents who get to know your group through enrichment events are more likely to become involved with your group as volunteers. Your Family Science Night is a great way to get families excited about both science and your parent group, setting the stage for your students’ academic success.
Still have questions? Call us at 800-644-3561; we’re here to help.