Woodburn School District celebrates the second annual STEAM Festival

by: LINDSAY KEEFER - STEAM Festby: LINDSAY KEEFER - STEAM Festby: LINDSAY KEEFER - STEAM Festby: NIKKI DEBUSE - STEAM FestThe second annual STEAM Festival at the Woodburn School District attracted hundreds of families and community members to Lincoln Elementary School on Friday, which coincided with Pi Day (because it fell on March 14, or 3.14).

The festival celebrated science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) by providing students with the opportunity to meet local businessmen and women whose places of employment expanded on the STEAM concept. For example, (middle left) a Marion County Recycling worker shows local students how his facility recycles paper. Students also thrilled at the opportunity to pet Jeff the giant tortoise (above right). People of all ages took part in the annual egg drop, which featured an indoor drop from the gymnasium ceiling for the first round, and the Woodburn Fire District ladder truck (above, left) for the second round.

Students were also able to perform hands-on experiments, like Lincoln student Michelle Sanchez, 9 (top).

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