Don’t miss the festival! Union Community School District families are making plans to attend the second annual Tama County Family STEM Festival on March 30 (1-4 PM) at North Tama Schools in Traer. The free event provides students and parent alike the opportunity to operate robots, conduct science experience, see exotic animals, pilot flight simulators and even learn about Iowa’s famous Butter Cow. The event is a collaborative partnership between Belle Plaine, GMG, North Tama, South Tama, Union, Meskwaki and the Gladbrook-Reinbeck School Districts, Tama County Economic Development, Hawkeye Community College and the NE Iowa Regional STEM Hub at the University of Northern Iowa.

“The Fair is a perfect example of how organizations are uniting throughout Northeast Iowa to spark interest in STEM education” said Stefani Keller, Northeast Iowa Regional STEM Communications Coordinator.

“The turnout and enthusiasm last year was truly inspiring. Greatness does STEM from Iowans!” Parents are recognizing the importance of their family attending these types of events.

Over the past year, over 10,000 students, parents, and educators attended similar STEM festivals coordinated by the Northeast Iowa Regional STEM Hub at Hub, the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, and local school districts and organizations. For more information about this or other STEM events, visit or