STEAM Carnival Draws More Than 3,000 to The Market Place
May 4, 2016
More than 3,000 people turned out for Irvine Public Schools Foundation’s 2nd annual STEAM Carnival at The Market Place in Irvine on April 30, 2016.
Children enjoyed hands-on learning activities from a variety of booths at the event, including discovering game mechanics with human foosball, tinkering with robots, going on a LEGO Scavenger Hunt, art activities, an animal exhibit, photo booth, live performances – and more.
The family-friendly event for all ages was designed to provide children with fun, hands-on activities in an interactive carnival atmosphere to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).
Some of the most popular booths included Waste Management’s “Think Green” waste hauling truck giving kids a chance to get up close and sit in the passenger seat, the human foosball game, and California State University, Long Beach’s “Not a Selfie” photo booth.
This year’s event was a huge success and more than tripled attendance from last year’s inaugural carnival!
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