The New Orleans Pelicans are partnering with the Saints to host a Chevron-sponsored S.T.E.M. event for their more scientifically curious fans.
The New Orleans Pelicans are partnering with the New Orleans Saints to host a Chevron-sponsored S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and math) event for their more scientifically curious fans on October 14. It will start at 10 in the morning and be open until at least 2 p.m. The Pelicans do tip off at 2:30 p.m. in Atlanta that Saturday for fans planning their days around the games. We may be a bit biased here at Pelican Debrief, but going to the event and then the game would make for a great New Orleans sports day.
The STEM Fest “will feature hands-on STEM exploration stations, activities and experiments, interactive demonstrations, performances, Pelicans and Saints activities, and more. Nearly 100 hands-on STEM activities will explore topics including anatomy, biology, chemistry, circuit building, coding, conservation, DNA, electricity, ecology, engineering, forensics, medical science, physical science, physics, robotics, nutrition, math, financial literacy, and much more,” according to the team’s press release.
Fans of the hometown sporting teams and science will get to roam the floors of the Caesars Superdome and the Smoothie King Center. The team expects “more than 7,500 students and teachers from schools throughout the region and families” to participate in the STEM-focused education day.
Any schools or clubs looking to participate, don’t fret. There is still time. To purchase tickets for groups, Denton Hunter (email@example.com) is taking the lead. Individuals looking to attend can just click on www.pelicans.com/stemfest for more information.
Tickets will be $15 per person in advance or $20 per person at the door. However, this ticket covers not only admission to the STEM Fest but also a New Orleans Pelicans game, and parking is free. That’s insane value. Basketball is leaning more towards analytics every day. Checking out all of the demonstrations (which will be more impressive than that old volcano trick), getting a young student engaged, and perhaps also snagging a ticket to split a $1,000,000 is not a bad day at all.