THA will host first community STEM festival

Participants at Tucson Hebrew Academy’s STEM festival on Sunday, May 3 can drive award-winning robots, investigate a mock crime scene or play a giant video game with their feet.

Presented by THA’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, the family-oriented festival will run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the school, 3888 E. River Road. The event will include hands-on activities and demonstrations by community exhibitors, from rocket launches by the Southern Arizona Rocketry Association to live animal shows presented by the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

Children and adults can get up close with friendly bumblebees, caterpillars and cockroaches from the UA Insect Discovery Center, play a fruit piano, or hook up to an EEG to see what their brain waves look like, among other activities.

For more information on events and exhibitors, visit thastem.com/stem-festival.html.