Free Family STEM Bags Available at La Luz Centro Cultural This Month

September 9, 2020, 9:02 am | Valyn Bodensteiner, Kelly Bergman

people with STEM bags.Updated, 9/10/2020

AMES, Iowa - STEM Bags containing hands-on activities for families are available for free at the La Luz Centro Cultural, 7 2nd Ave. NE, Hampton, Iowa, during food bank hours on Sept. 28.   

The bags contain materials and instructions for five activities appropriate for children in grades K-8. The goals of the activities are to inspire and engage youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Stop by to receive a free bag during food bank hours, 5-7 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 28.  

This collaborative project aims to increase access to STEM experiences for Iowa youth. Partners in the effort are La Luz Centro Cultural, the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Franklin County, and Iowa State University School of Education. Iowa 4-H staff assisted in the development of content and translation of materials.  

The STEM bags also had been available on Sept. 9.

For more information, contact Kelly Bergman, North Central Iowa STEM manager, Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council, 515-203-7247,

Photo caption: Free family STEM bags are available for grades K-8.

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