You will probably want to select 10 stations and spread them throughout your school.
Decide if you want the stations to be timed (e.g. ring a bell every 15 minutes), or if families can drop by stations at their own pace. You might consider setting up a mix of the two types of stations.
Consider a Recyclable Creations Station (Ask parents to donate in advance. You can set a theme, e.g. balloon powered car, marble run on the wall, or leave it open ended!)
Consider a station highlighting butterfly gardens (and the Bring Back the Monarch Program).
Consider a station highlighting your school veggie garden (Plant a seed is always a popular station! and you might get a few new volunteers)
Consider asking a local 4-H program to bring some animals (e.g. eggs and chicks to explore the life cycle of a chicken)
3) Recruit Volunteers. You will want a volunteer for each station - make sure you also have a volunteer to help set-up each station. Setup takes more time for a STEM Night because you are setting up experiments.
4) Promote Your Event. Let families know what stations you've selected or if you have a special business partner joining you to help generate excitement. 5) Make Signs. Every station should have a sign that tell participants.
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