John Ball Zoo celebrates STEAM Day; Interactive event focused on arts, sciences

 John Ball Zoo is helping encourage children to get excited about science, technology, engineering, art and math through STEAM Day, taking place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23.
The Zoo will offer interactive educational experiences for attendees to learn about what aspects of STEAM are used in the Zoo every day.
“John Ball Zoo is passionate about inspiring the next generation of leaders, scientists and conservation advocates to tackle challenges that impact our natural world,” said Rhiannon Mulligan, education manager at John Ball Zoo. “STEAM Day is an opportunity for children in our community to deepen their passions for science, technology, engineering, art and math through engaging activities at the Zoo.”
John Ball Zoo team members use elements of science, technology, engineering, art and math through the Zoo’s conservation work, for animal care and through its education programs.
John Ball Zoo works to inspire the community to be engaged in wildlife conservation through fun, meaningful and inspiring educational experiences.
STEAM Day will feature School of Rock Grand Rapids, which offers private and group lessons in which students learn how to play music and perform. From 9-10:30 a.m., STEAM Day will offer a live performance from the Allendale Jazz Orchestra, a community jazz band.
Tickets for STEAM Day are available online or at John Ball Zoo. Teachers get free admission with a valid school ID presented at the ticketing window.