FAQ for Expo
What is the mission of the Follow Your STREAM Festival?
The mission of the Follow Your STREAM Festival is to allow students the opportunity to enjoy a stress-free day of fun, interactive learning during the testing period. One of the goals of the Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System is to connect students and their families with professionals from community organizations and businesses in the fields of science, technology, recreation, engineering, art and mathematics (STREAM). The goal is to expose children to these careers early, in the hopes that they will enter STREAM fields as young adults. The Follow Your STREAM Festival will host booths sponsored by community organizations/businesses, where representatives from these places can interact with children and families though an engaging, hands-on STREAM activity.
What is the time and date of the event?
The Follow Your STREAM Fest will take place on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 from 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Where will the festival take place?
The festival will take place at the Jefferson Highway BREC Park, which is located at 8133 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70809.
Who is organizing the festival?
The Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System and BREC are partnering together to host the Follow Your STREAM Festival on April 7th.
Is there a cost involved to have a booth at the fest?
There is no cost to have a booth at the STREAM fest. The only costs that your agency will be responsible for are the materials needed to conduct your activity with the students and their families.
I would like to register a booth for my organization, but I don’t know where to get started when it comes to choosing a hands-on activity. Can I receive help?
Of course! Please contact our AmeriCorps VISTAs to get some help coming up with an activity! You can reach them at:
- Summer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dakota: email@example.com
- Libby: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chad: email@example.com
- Erica: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any suggested resources online where I can view activity ideas for my organization’s booth?
Yes! Please check out the following links:
After my organization has chosen a hands-on activity to do with the students and their families, what is next?
After you have chosen an activity, all you have to do is recruit your small team of volunteers from your agency (1-?) and obtain the materials needed to carry out the activity. We plan on having a great turnout for the 3-hour event, so be sure to bring enough materials! After that, just show up and have fun!!
Will food and drinks be provided at the festival?
Light refreshments will be provided.
Am I able to request a certain spot for my organization’s booth?
Yes! Booths can be requested to be placed either inside or outside, and with or without an electrical socket.
Can my organization bring swag for the students and their families?