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The Science Festival Trail had a great turnout! Everyone enjoyed the Robotics shelter, science/environmental organizations, music by Jodi Sussman Stanfield, and plenty of free food.

Thank you to these great businesses and organizations that donated to help make this event a success!

Thanks to the following for donations:

South Central STEM Hub

Greater Des Moines Botanical Center

Costco-West Des Moines

Rotellas-Des Moines

Fareway-Grand Ave-West Des Moines

HyVee-Mills Civic-West Des Moines

Dairy Queen-Grand Ave-West Des Moines

Chick-Fil-A -Jordan Creek-West Des Moines

Trader Joes-West Des Moines

McCallister’s Deli-West Des Moines

Shutterfly—Fort Mill, SC

We had great volunteers for The Science Festival Trail!

WDM students were able to earn Silver Cord hours and we could not have done this without them!

Our adult volunteers were amazing! A big thank you to:

Kristine Barton

Terry Henderson

Diane Jones

Paula Mohr

Joe & Kristine Steimel

We also had helpful friends and neighbors lending us canopies and tables.

Claire Celsi

Bill Graham

Mike Milligan

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Join Science Iowa for a family-friendly event promoting science literacy, conservation, and volunteerism. Walk, bike or run the 3.2-mile nature trail at Raccoon River Park and visit stations along the way and in the shelters for activities and opportunities to learn about science, the environment, and volunteer opportunities while enjoying LIVE music. Take-home craft and STEM activities will be available for the kids. Get your passport stamped at each station and you’ll earn a bag of fun treats and gifts as well as free hot dogs, ice cream and popcorn.

Free admission.


Science Iowa is a non-profit, non-partisan group supporting science in the public interest and evidence-based policies. Come join us for a day at the park!

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