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Reserving Your STEM Kit (Available October 13)

The Maryland STEM Festival is a month-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that takes place every Fall. The 2020 Festival runs from October 2 through November 1 and the theme is “Manufacturing and Design.” All events are virtual this year and the statewide lineup includes comedy shows, music performances, math, trivia nights. 

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is proud to offer virtual STEM programs, special chemistry activity kits (while supplies last), and resources for learning about STEM subjects online.

Participating organizations include: NASA, Toyota, Rocket to Venus, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, University of Maryland, M&T Bank, Bowie Baysox and the Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland. Click here for a current listing of Festival events across Maryland.

Maryland STEM Festival Events Presented by PGCMLS

Fri, Oct 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Do you believe a sandcastle has the strength to support the weight of three books? Find out how engineers in the real world use a secret technique to make sure walls, and sandcastles, don't flatten or collapse! Supplies: Sandcastle Mold. Trowel. Scissors. Gauze Strips. Water. Sand.

Fri, Oct 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join Rebecca from the Greenbelt Branch as we learn to code easy apps for you and your friends in less than an hour with!

Agrownomics Video Game


Agrownomics, the Festival’s first official video game, has hit the Apple App Store for free! Download now to explore agriculture’s journey as it makes its way from the field, to our local supermarkets and eventually into our homes. The lighthearted but challenging game  has received great feedback so far and is equipped with a quiz component for use in classroom settings.

Ambassador Program

The Festival has launched an Ambassador Program! High school students from across the state of Maryland can serve as ambassadors to help promote the festival through social media influence, assist with developing content, hosting Festival events, and much more! Email if interested in becoming an ambassador.

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Reserving Your STEM Kit

Chemistry Kit includes a Lab Notebook, Inventory sheet, and materials pictured below:

Chemistry STEM Kit

Chemistry STEM Kit

Beginning October 13, Chemistry at Home STEM kits for grades 2-6 are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Beltsville, Bladensburg, Largo-Kettering, New Carrollton, Oxon Hill, and Spauldings branches. One kit per family, please.

Reserve a STEM Kit

When reserving a STEM kit, follow the instructions as you would to schedule a curbside pick-up on our curbside pick-up page. After you indicate which time you would like to pick up your STEM Kit, fill out the form with the required information to help us prepare for your visit. Below is a screenshot of the text box you need to fill out so we can have your STEM Kit reserved for you. In this box, mention that you are picking up a STEM Kit.

Mention you are picking up a STEM Kit in this text box

More Information about the activities

Spanish Guide, Medical Chemist Spanish Guide, Water Chemist Spanish Guide, Color Chemist Spanish Guide, Materials Chemist