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On Sunday, April 29th the Bright Ideas Festival, a FREE event for all ages showcasing science, innovation, math and creativity, returns for a third year at High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, NY. The festival, centered around the theme of “invention, creativity, and problem solving ”, focuses on STEAM-themed learning experiences.

The Bright Ideas Festival which runs from 11am- 5pm invites families from across the Hudson Valley to participate in a wide variety of activities. Parents and students will have an opportunity to explore:

Robotics and Drones
Interactive STEAM Games
Lego Building with Snapology
3D Printing with SUNY New Paltz
Solar telescopes with Mid Hudson Astronomy and much, much more . . .

A special performance by “Mad Science of the Hudson Valley,” an interactive group that changes the way that students view science by making it more approachable and fun is scheduled for 4pm. Throughout the day, a pop-up cafe will be serving delicious locally-sourced food.

The Bright Ideas Festival will be held on the campus of the High Meadow School at 3643 Main Street in Stone Ridge starting at 11 am. For more information, contact JessicaA@highmeadowschool.org or call 845-687-4855.

About STEM and STEAM
The recent emphasis on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) aims to give students the skills and knowledge in fields that are not just vital to student success but also deeply intertwined with the real world. STEAM (STEM + Art) is a movement championed by the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). STEAM builds on STEM by acknowledging that imaginative and inventive thinking are the keys to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, and that collaboration among learners is essential to this problem-solving.

About High Meadow School
High Meadow School is a vibrant learning community located in Stone Ridge, NY. The school runs from Pre-K through 8th Grade and hosts a summer camp as well. High Meadow School has been certified by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).