ON Education Department to host 4th Annual Science Fair

The Osage Nation Education Department STEAM Program is hosting the 4th Annual Science Fair on Jan. 28-29 in collaboration with the Environmental and Natural Resources Department, Child Care Program, and the Prevention Program. All 7th and 8th grade students, attending a school district in Osage County, are invited to attend. The event will be held, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Osage County Fairgrounds Ag Building and the Women’s Building in Pawhuska.

On Jan. 28, students from Avant, Skiatook, Woodland, Hominy and Daposka Ahnkodapi schools will compete at the science fair. Osage Hills, Pawhuska, Barnsdall, and Bowring students plan to participate at the event on Jan. 29. The Education Department often works in partnership with these schools due to their large number of Osage students. It is important for them to experience and understand the possibilities of integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts.

Incentives are offered to the science fair participants along with awards for the outstanding projects. Ribbons are presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in each category for each grade. The Osage Nation Education Department will also pay the entry fee for these presenters to participate in the Bartlesville District Science Fair. Teachers who bring students to the event are rewarded with science supplies for their classrooms. Finally, the top five presenters from each grade will receive a grand prize, to be announced at a later date.

The 4th Annual STEAM Science Fair is an event held for students, from local schools, to gain knowledge and skills while engaging in a fun activity. Working with the school districts ensures Osage children benefit from the opportunity to not only participate in the event, but also see many interesting projects, meet career professionals, and experience the atmosphere of a science fair! Osage Casinos will sponsor lunch, water, and snacks for the participants.