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The Millard Oakley STEM Center at Tennessee Tech University invites families with young learners to this semester’s first STEM Safari Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to noon.

PreK through third graders and their families will go for H2O-LYMPIC gold as they participate in engaging activities that enhance their knowledge of water’s properties and challenge their dexterity. Young learners will launch POP rockets, race boats using soap for fuel, find out if they can squeeze anything more into a full glass of water, cut ice in half with fishing line and more.

“The Safari Saturday programs encourage young learners and their families to experience interactive, hands-on STEM-based activities,” said Gail Gentry, Oakley STEM Center outreach coordinator. “These exciting experiments are enhanced as enthusiastic TTU student volunteers share their knowledge and love for STEM subjects with new learners discovering science.”

Reservations are required for Safari Saturday, but admission is free. Safaris are flexible events. Come and go as your family’s schedule allows. Older siblings are welcome. A parent or guardian must remain with children at all times.

Visitors may make reservations through MarketPlace at

The Oakley STEM Center offers a variety of programs for learners of all ages. For more information visit or contact Christina Hatley at (931) 372-6573.

The Oakley STEM Center is in Ray Morris Hall on the TTU campus at 155 W. 7th Street, the corner of 7th and Stadium Drive in Cookeville.