Fun Slides Park Is Giving Away 6 STEM Fieldtrips for
Western PA Elementary Schools
Fun Slides “Why STEM Learning is Important to My Future” Essay Contest
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Pittsburgh, PA~ March 20, 2017) - Fun Slides Carpet Skatepark and Party Center is excited to announce their essay contest “Why Learning About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math is Important to My Future” to kick off their new STEM fieldtrip program. Kids in grades 3-5 now have the opportunity to study class material such as Newton’s Laws of Motion while learning and applying it to the activity of carpet skating at Fun Slides Park. Six fieldtrips valued at $700 each will be given away. Deadline for entering is April 19, 2017. Winners will be announced on April 26th on 100.7 STAR Radio and on Fun Slides Park’s Facebook page. Third through fifth grade teachers and PTO parents from elementary schools all over the Pittsburgh area are now invited to enter their classes to win. Details can be found on their website www.funslidespark.com.
“We have teamed up with an educator who has created an awesome and fun STEM program for kids” says Candy Holsing VP of Operations & Franchising, “we are excited teach the science of motion in a whole new way and this contest is a fun way to get the word out”. During the fieldtrip students have an interactive lesson with STEM teacher, “Professor Slyde” while learning how each educational discipline is crucial to the operation of their business. “Educators have deemed STEM programs a national priority and getting children interested at an early age is key” says Holsing, “and our program for elementary students is interactive, intriguing and fun!”
Simtec, Co. the inventor and manufacturer of Fun Slides® Carpet Skates™, has operated its own successful family fun centers for over five years. With carpeted ramps, rails & blacklight atmosphere, Fun Slides Park quickly became the area’s popular birthday party and family fun spot. Other activities include blacklight dodgeball, Super Ninja Challenge- an obstacle course of speed and agility using Fun Slides and a glowing bounce house area. For more information visit www.funslidespark.com or call 412-364-9400.
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STEM is a nationally recognized curriculum focus based on the idea of educating students in the four disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
About Simtec Co & FunSlides Carpet Skatepark. A family run company headquartered in Irwin, PA. They first hit the market withEZ Moves® Furniture Slides™. Founded in 1993 when a father and son team of carpet installers knew there had to be an easier way to move furniture. EZ Moves inspired Fun Slides Carpet Skates and the development of a line of Fun Slides brand carpet sports products. The concept of Carpet Skating on ramps was introduced at the festival village of Gravity Games action sports competition in 2004, with lines of kids waiting to try out this new thrilling activity.