This event is CANCELLED due to the forecast for thunderstorms and rain showers, for most of the day. We anticipate rescheduling the event and announcing the new date soon.
The Building STEAM Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 22 at the North Carolina Research Campus Horseshoe, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. The event is free and will include activities for children, teenagers, and parents – both indoors and outdoors on the campus.
Bring your lab coats and get your hands dirty with hands-on art and design, chemistry, life sciences, earth and space sciences and mathematics activities, experiments, and projects.
You will be able to join our partners:
Cabarrus Health Alliance
Come learn about nutrition with Cabarrus Health Alliance! We'll talk about our Healthy Living initiatives using hands-on activities such as our sugar and salt shocker kits, portion plates, and many other engaging models.
NC State Plants for Human Health Institute
Complete a STEM activity with information about microgreens, how to grow them, their health benefits, and a take-home project.
UNC Nutrition Research Institute
Come visit the UNC Nutrition Research Institute for a taste test! Learn how genetics can affect how certain foods taste to us. Our "tongues-on" activity will allow your curiosity to be stimulated along with your taste buds.
You will interact with our research staff to explore how individual differences play a part in our day-to-day choices. Participants may leave with some new ideas and recipes for healthy foods to try at home. Children will be encouraged to express their "artistic taste preferences" on the Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab's Trail of Taste through sidewalk chalk creations.
Other activities are planned by the Concord Lake Steam Academy, Cabarrus Beekeepers, Schiele Museum, Art by Nicolina, and Duke CTSI.
For more information, use this link.