Nutcracker Ballet + STEM

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM

4-H STEM programs work to engage youth through hands-on experiences that connect to their lives and respond to their interests. 4-H programs use hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math to teach problem-solving, creative and critical thinking, and inspire kids to explore STEM professions.

December 13, 2024

Mini-Nutcracker Performance* at 12:30pm
Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA or virtual
Length: Approximately 45 minutes
Cost: FREE
*STEAM challenges/activities are encouraged and done on your own outside of the performance.

Registration will open fall of 2024

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM is a program designed for elementary aged youth (grades 2-5) to highlight the connection between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and the arts. This program supports the development of STEM, art, and literacy skills.

Nutcracker Ballet + STEM is an Iowa 4-H program presented in partnership with Stephens Auditorium. There are a variety of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities available for educators to implement before or after the show. Each Nutcracker themed challenge is designed to highlight the magical connection between STEM and the arts.

We encourage all youth to learn more about the Nutcracker Ballet through research and then take part in one of the following challenges with your class, family or club:

Interested in Learning More?

Please download the program overview and contact your ISU County Extension and Outreach Office to learn more about this exciting program.

Governor's Seal of Approval

Sara Nelson