STEM Holiday Staycation Wants Kids to Learn with Fun Holiday Break Activities

A STEM-based adventure will soon kick off in the Great Lakes Bay Region for the holiday season, aimed at getting families and kids engaged in local out-of-school-time learning activities during the break from school.

Organized by the Great Lakes Bay Region STEM Pipeline in collaboration with Go Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Mt. Pleasant CVB, parents, teachers and caregivers can access information about STEM-based activities and events in the region during the holiday break. The Great Lakes Bay Region Holiday STEM Passport Staycation starts December 21 and runs through January 2. There will be prizes available for visiting and posting a photo at any of the 30 participating organizations on the STEM Passport.

To participate and be eligible for prizes, participants must visit a free event or passport location, post a picture on Facebook (marked as public visibility), and tag STEM Pipeline (@STEMPipeline) to be counted. Some locations may not have events over the holiday break, so visit the calendar on for participating locations and current events.

There will also be three opportunities this season for free entry on December 21 at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland, on December 27 at Alice and Jack Wirt Library in Bay City and on December 28 at Saginaw’s Castle Museum.