Around 6,000 children and adults are expected at Saturday's STEMfest at Discovery World.
Around 6,000 children and adults are expected at Saturday's STEMfest at Discovery World.

Discovery World spotlights STEM

Discovery World hosts the sixth annual Time Warner Cable STEMfest on the lake shore from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

More than 6,000 children and adults from the region will participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities at Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr.

The event is free and open to the public.

"Events like this, challenge students and shows them that STEM is more than just what they learn in the classroom," said Joel Brennan, president and CEO of Discovery World.

"It’s also about solving real-world problems, allowing  kids to discover science and technology in a whole new way."

During the festival, TWC will promote its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative to inspire young people to pursue education and careers in the areas of STEM. STEMfest was launched in Milwaukee in November 2009 with the launch of TWC’s CAMM initiative.

Children will also learn about the science of video games at the event. The Milwaukee School of Engineering is joining TWC to explain the science of video games, and visitors will have the opportunity to leave with a free video game-related photo.

"Time Warner Cable is excited to get students interested in and excited about STEM by offering this all-day free event at Discovery World," said Jack Herbert, regional vice president of Midwest operations, at Time Warner Cable. 

"We are proud to sponsor free admission to Discovery World for the Milwaukee community and also provide many hands-on science activities and experiments to inspire young people to get more involved in STEM fields."

Area Girl Scouts were able to get an early look at the experiments this evening.

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