The Festival organizers are excited to offer our own S.T.E.A.M. Tents (STEM + Arts) featuring activities incorporating science, technology, engineering, arts, and/or mathematics especially for youth 8-18. Two large S.T.E.A.M. Tents will be located in the Sculpture Park just north of the Council Chambers! The 2020 Festival featured a wide variety of activities designed to engage young people.

Featured activities at the 2019 Festival included:


Join Turtle Bay Exploration Park as we explore various aspects of environmental science with fun and hands-on activities.


~ Birdhouse Construction: Come and learn all about the importance of birdhouses to our local and migrating bird friends by members of the Wintu Audubon Society AND then build one to take home!

~ Spin Art:  Power your own art project!  How much energy does it take to make an amazing piece of art? What happens when you make it spin faster? Slower? Be sure to stop by the STEAM Tent SPIN ART STATION and start creating! The Design-Build Club at the Sycamore Elementary Expanded Learning Program is building this spin art station!

~ Build a Solar “Salmon Runner” Bus: Young people will be able to build their own solar powered bus and learn about the importance of transit with this activity sponsored by the “BUS-TA-MOVE” Bus Party exhibit.

Shasta County 4-H Program is sponsoring 2 activities in the S.T.E.A.M. Tent:

Fun with Foldscopes: Have you ever wondered what an origami microscope looks like?  Would you like to explore the “invisible” world?  Stop by to construct your very own paper microscope and find out what you can discover.

4-H Take-A-Party: Wait a second, that’s junk…isn’t it?  Not even close!  It’s a 4-H Take-A-Party!  We’ve rescued all those “junk” electronics from the local landfill.  Take them apart, put them back together, or create something new.  The limits are only bound by your imagination. Sponsored by the Shasta County 4H Program – part of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program

More About 4-H:  The University of California 4-H Youth Development Program promotes hands-on, experiential learning for all youth ages 5-19. Our 4-H programs are delivered locally through Cooperative Extension offices based in each county.