Columbus STEM & Arts Expo at Otterbein set to brighten and entertain young brains!


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KidsLinked.com presents The Columbus STEM & Arts Expo, a FREE Education and Exploration Event sponsored by BMI Federal Credit Union, at “The Point”: a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Innovation Center at Otterbein University, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9 – 2. Students grades pre-K – 12 can enter fun and educational competitions for a chance to win prizes.

New contests this year: Vex Robots, Build Your Own Video Game, Youth Illusional Art Competition, & the Columbus Instrumental Music Contest. Students can vie for trophies, medals, and other awards.

This event is free to the public.

Registrations are only necessary for contest participants – there are no costs to participate!

LEARN more about The Columbus STEM & Arts Expo and Register for competitions at: KidsLinked.com/STEM

What: Columbus STEM & Arts Expo presented by BMI Federal Credit Union

Where: The Point at Otterbein, 60 Collegeview Rd., Westerville, OH 43081

When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Who Should Attend:

• Families interested in expanding options for education, tutoring, and other educational activities

• Students who enjoy participating in education-related contests

• Residents in the Westerville/North Columbus area who are interested STEAM opportunities for their kids

• Families looking for fun, free events to attend on the weekend

Featuring

• Draw-Along with New York Times Best-Selling Illustrator Richard Cowdrey of the Marley & Me series and the new Fiona the Hippo book fame!

Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Richard Cowdrey graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design in 1981. He has since been a freelance illustrator working with a variety of distinguished clients in Editorial, Advertising, and even Fine Art. Lately he has been most recognized for his work in Publishing, illustrating many beautiful children’s books, including the New York Times #1 bestseller Bad Dog, Marley, and most recently a book based on the Cinncinati Zoo internet sensation: “Fiona the Hippo.”

Richard will be signing your copies of “Fiona” during the event and presenting drawing demonstrations at 11am and at 12:45.

Take advantage of this exciting Meet & Greet with Richard, and give your creative kids a chance to learn how to draw with this talented artist!

Also

• First 500 guests receive a free Chipotle Kids Meal card, and a free admission pass to Skate Zone!

• Education Fair with contests and things to make learning fun

• FUN & BRAINY contests for prizes

• Discover the latest education technology

• Find Preschool-12th grade options

• Find supplementary education options

• Find great educational resources from books, products, to technology

• Educational information to help parents prepare their children for their development and life success

• Educational fun for the entire family

• Free Balloon Artist and Face Painter

• Mr. Game Room video game truck

Join us for this unique event to show your child that “Learning Rocks!”

Details

• Admission and Parking are FREE

• Event details and register for competitions & activities at: KidsLinked.com/STEM

• Concessions and Food Trucks available

Fun & Brainy Competitions

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Stage Competitions and Presentations

9:00: Th3 Scholar – Real Music Records LLC

9:15: Diversion Dance

9:30: Spelling Bee

11:00: Richard Cowdrey – Marley Draw-Along

11:15 a.m.: Columbus Music Contest

12:45 p.m.: Richard Cowdrey – Fiona Draw-Along

1:00 p.m.: Math Competition

Additional Competitions

• 9-11 a.m.: Illusional Drawing Contest

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Minecraft Tournament

• 11-11:30 a.m.: Candy Land Board Game Tournament

• 11:30-2 p.m.: Chess Tournament

• All Day: Paper Airplane Construction & Flight Contest

• time TBA: Vex Robot Challenge

• time TBA: Build Your Own Video Game Challenge

All registration links at: KidsLinked.com/STEM

Sponsors & Partners

• BMI Federal Credit Union

• 104.9 The River

• Shirck Orthodontics

• Fidelity Investments

• BioOhio

• TAG-5

• Comfort Inn Splash Harbor (Bellville, Ohio)

• Chipotle Mexican Grill

• Skate Zone 71

• Jo Jo’s Jingles

• Mr. Game Room

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About KidsLinked Family Media Group

KidsLinked.com is a one-of-a-kind family resource for parents to find local kid-friendly activities, family events, cool deals, and fun things to do. Our website has all the information parents need, in one convenient place. 2017 marked our 10 year anniversary!

KidsLinked publishes 15-20 seasonal and themed family resource guides (print and online) annually; and added 5 new events to our very full event calendar for 2018. Our signature “KidsFest” community events took place in Worthington, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, New Albany, Hilliard, Powell, & Pickerington, with select events featuring KidsLinked’s Family FOAM Fun Runs, and youth triathlon & duathlon. KidsLinked’s flagship events are the Columbus Children’s Festival in June, and our Columbus STEM & Arts Expo (formerly, “Learning Rocks! Education Expo”) in November.

About KidsLinked Family Media Group

KidsLinked.com is a one-of-a-kind family resource for parents to find local kid-friendly activities, family events, cool deals, and fun things to do. Our website has all the information parents need, in one convenient place. 2017 marked our 10 year anniversary!

KidsLinked publishes 15-20 seasonal and themed family resource guides (print and online) annually; and added 5 new events to our very full event calendar for 2018. Our signature “KidsFest” community events took place in Worthington, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, New Albany, Hilliard, Powell, & Pickerington, with select events featuring KidsLinked’s Family FOAM Fun Runs, and youth triathlon & duathlon. KidsLinked’s flagship events are the Columbus Children’s Festival in June, and our Columbus STEM & Arts Expo (formerly, “Learning Rocks! Education Expo”) in November.