Updated: Aug 31, 2021
In each newsletter, we interview a leader in S.T.E.A.M. fields in Colorado Springs. So we decided to share them on the website on our blog as well! You will start to see them once a few weeks have past by! However, if you want first dibs on these awesome S.T.E.A.M. Leaders, you should SUBSCRIBE to our Bi-Weekly newsletter that comes out on Mondays!
This week's S.T.E.A.M. leader is Laura Weilert, owner of That Science Fairy!
Laura's early memories with the S.T.E.A.M. field were in art and science. In middle school, she enjoyed a room that smelled wonderfully of clay and that was filled with student artwork! While a freshman at Palmer High School, Laura had a science teacher who taught creatively through hands-on activities, such as using cut paper to study DNA structure. That year, Laura went to the international science fair where she met kids from all over the world who also had an interest in science!
She went on to study Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology at CU-Boulder, and now much like her high school science teacher, Laura supports hands-on, tactile learning for kids. With her business, That Science Fairy, Laura guides S.T.E.M. activities for preschoolers to gain joy & confidence in learning. These activities reference concepts that kids won't experience in school until later in their education. For example, a young child swinging a string up and down creates fun movement and refers to a sinusoidal curve he or she will learn more about in future math class.
Laura appreciates the community connection that the Pikes Peak Children's Museum provides, especially through the Noon Year's Eve event each year. We are happy to have That Science Fairy working locally with kids to encourage fun S.T.E.A.M. learning! Visit Laura's website https://www.thatsciencefairy.com/ to learn about the Project Box subscription service or how to book a party with That Science Fairy!
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