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Posted on: January 31, 2023

The Art & STEM of Mardi Gras

Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation (SPAR) is partnering with the Department of Defense’s DoDSTEM and STEM Nola to reach students where they are and expose them to the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

In true Louisiana style we're incorporating Mardi Gras into our lesson on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Students in Kindergarten through 12th grades will get a chance to build and test their own Mardi Gras floats. During the course, they’ll learn about electroluminescence and by the end of the program they will be able to describe how circuits are used to power Mardi Gras floats.

The lesson rolls at A.B. Palmer Recreation Center at 547 East 79th Street from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The event is free, but you must register your child by Thursday, February 2. 

If you are interested in volunteering, we’re looking for college students and professionals.

You can Contact Kimberly Lejay at 318-401-6977 to register or volunteer.


MEDIA: There will be opportunities for interviews on Saturday. If you are interested, please contact Lyman McKellar. I’m also including a link with video from a previous STEM event.

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