WHAT: The Río Hondo College Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Division will host its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Festival for local elementary, middle and high school students. The free community event will allow families to conduct hands-on experiments orchestrated by Río Hondo College students, faculty and community partners in chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, arts and more. Entry and parking for the three-hour event are complimentary, but registrations are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis at this link. Participant students will get prizes for finishing STEAM activities along with free raffle prizes for a few lucky winners.

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024

WHERE: 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier

DETAILS: More than 360 students from local school districts attended Río Hondo College’s first STEAM Festival in 2023. This year’s event expects to host more than 1,000 student visitors along with their parents. The interactive activities and games are designed for students five years old and up, with gifts and prizes also up for grabs during the event. The event is sponsored by the BCM Foundation, Rotary Club of Whittier, and Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering Division of Río Hondo College.