Family STEAM Nights


Scientific Adventures for Girls (SAfG) is all about closing the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and research shows that gender differences in STEM interest can be responsive to family influences.  Parent modeling enables girls to envision themselves in STEM roles.

SAfG, with the support of Sandia National Laboratories, designs and offers Family STEM Nights which provide opportunities to normalize the ideas of families doing science together; to empower parents who feel uncomfortable themselves in science or math; and to educate families on STEM career opportunities.  There are different stations of fun, hands-on projects designed for family collaboration. There are also raffle prizes, and dinner is provided.

This FREE event welcomes the schools’ families to explore the wonders of Science Olympics or Carnival Science, depending on the school site.  Below is a list of the events for the 2018-19 academic year:


Sankofa Academy on November 13, 2018, 5:30-7:30pm (Carnival Science)
Emerson Elementary on February 19, 2018, 5:00-7:00pm (Carnival Science)
Anna Yates Elementary at the ECCL on March 21, 2019, 5:00-6:30pm (Sports Olympics)
Madison Park Academy on April 19th, 2019, 5:00-7:00 (Carnival Science)
Washington Elementary (Berkeley) on April 27th. 2019, 10am-12pm (Carnival Science)
MLK / Lafayette Elementary on May 2nd, 2019, 5:00-6:30pm (Sports Olympics)