NEW ORLEANS (press release) – French Quarter Festivals, Inc. and Chevron will again welcome families to the Chevron Children’s STEM Zone at the 2019 French Quarter Festival. The educational area will return to the Natchez Wharf at the foot of Toulouse Street at the River with two full days of family-fun on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14.
“We welcome kids from the Crescent City and around the world to the Chevron Children’s STEM Zone at French Quarter Festival. This fun, interactive environment is designed to foster a passion for learning by showing how science, technology, engineering and math are the foundation for their future success,” said Chevron Gulf of Mexico Public Affairs Manager Leah Brown. “This year we will showcase a ‘STEM World’s Fair’ to provide a hands-on STEM experience that spans seven continents with activities created by over ten of our community partners. We’re proud to once again bring the Chevron Children’s STEM Zone to French Quarter Festival and invite everyone to stop by.”
Partner activities include STEM NOLA’s physics, science, chemistry, and math in action, where children will create a fire breathing dragon and test the density of a boat; at Rebuilding Together’s area kids will model ancient objects, such as pyramids utilizing pre-made slime; and at Fab Lab NOLA’s station, kids will fabricate their own miniature Eiffel Towers and also help to build a 5-foot-tall acrylic model. Other partners include Audubon Nature Institute, Children’s Museum of St. Tammany, The Water Institute, Project Lead the Way, The Nature Conservancy, WWII Museum, Mad Science LA and National Park Service.