PAX River Naval Air Museum to host STEAM Day

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PRNAM) is pleased to announce the first annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Day for the Community, to be held at the museum on February 10th.

“This event is the first of its kind here at the museum,” noted Dan Bramos, Vice President of Activities for the museum. “We are eager to welcome the community to explore our newly re-opened exhibits, to learn about the intersections of art and science in aviation, and to have dedicated sponsors on hand to demonstrate how that technology is being used in the world today.”

Staff from local companies and organizations will be on hand all day to welcome visitors and children, and to assist with a variety of hands-on demos. Sponsors that have affirmed their involvement include:

• ABSI Defense
• Pax Space
• NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center
• Northrop Grumman
• the Build a Hero Mobile STEAM Bus
• Usborne Books,
• Mathnasium
• the NAWCAD Mobile Fan Lab
• the NARHAMS Model Rocket Club
• artist Hank Caruso
• aerial photographers Erik Hildebrant and Liz Walter
• St. Mary’s Arts Council
• Annmarie Garden
• The Calvert Marine Museum
• The NAWCAD Educational Outreach Office
• and more…

“We really believe that kids learn best when they have a chance to see the applications of what they’re learning,” Bramos said. “And that’s why it is great when local experts are willing to come out and share what they do, letting kids get their hands on the tools and technology, and see how what they learn can fit into the world around them.”

In addition to hands-on exhibits, there will be food and drinks available for purchase, a “selfie station” for pictures and appearances by Oscar Falco, the museum mascot.

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