Resources For Encouraging STEM Interests

Welcome to Locally Grown! Locally Grown introduces you to the people and stories behind local Lake County businesses. Have you met this month’s featured business owner, Monte Turnage? Monte is the owner of Engineering For Kids, which offers classes, camps, birthday parties, and other opportunities for kids to experience the STEM fields throughout Lake County. Monte is here today sharing some resources for encouraging kids’ interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Photo Source Monte Turnage
Photo Source Monte Turnage

Resources for Encouraging STEM Interests

  1. Foster safe experimentation at home. Some suggestions to find ideas or kits:
    PBS Kids Activities
    Snicklefritz Toys
    Hands on Science Station at MSI
  2. Explore hands-on STEM opportunities in your region. Monte’s favorite:
    Museum of Science and Industry
    The Field Museum
    The Chicago Children’s Museum
    Engineering For Kids

    Photo Source Engineering For Kids on Facebook
    Photo Source Engineering For Kids on Facebook
  3. Provide access to STEM Resources such as:
    Your local library
    First LEGO® League

    © H. Garvey | Little Lake | 2016
    © H. Garvey | Little Lake | 2016

Next week we’ll share more about the classes, camps, and other opportunities to learn and grow with Engineering For Kids.

Little Lake County Exclusive! Engineering For Kids is offering our readers an exclusive 20% off on all party package reservations made by September 30th, 2016 — just make sure to mention Little Lake County when you register. Contact them at [email protected] or 224-372-7805 to take advantage of this offer.

Engineering For Kids

Engineering For Kids
224-372-7805 | [email protected] | Facebook

Disclosure: Engineering For Kids is our featured Locally Grown Business of the Month. This series of features is part of a paid partnership with Little Lake County. Contact littlelakecounty[at]gmail[dot]com if you are interested in featuring your own locally-owned business in our monthly series.


About Holly Garvey 78 Articles
Stay-at-home mom who works! On again/off again work in family real estate business, babysitter, dog rescue and historical society volunteer all while chasing my new-found dream to be a writer.I live in Antioch with my husband, Jake, and kids, Cecilia (5) and Mark (3), and our dog Isabella. I'm an aspiring vegan (I cheat a lot), Jazzercise addict and runner. As a family, we love to travel and spend time outdoors. I love to go antique shopping and garage sale-ing, cook, and read in my (rare) free time.

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