Volume 8, Issue 77  |  September 26, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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OC Fair’s Imaginology goes virtual this month

This year, Imaginology will be virtual – all the S.T.E.A.M. fun will be at the fingertips of students, parents and teachers this month, from April 19-25.

Still free and open to all, Imaginology is bringing science, technology, engineering, arts and math to students of all ages with lots of hands-on learning. Most activities will take place at www.ocfair.com/imaginology and on the fair’s social media channels, including Facebook9 (@OCFair) and Instagram (@oc_fair).

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Having fun at a past Imaginology event

Here’s what’s in store for Imaginology Goes Virtual:

On the Outdoor Adventure Hunt, participants are sure to have a great time while learning concepts of navigation. With more than 25 different locations throughout Orange County, participants will use GPS and QR code technology to complete the mission. Sign-ups are now open, so register here.

Arts Orange County and Media Arts Santa Ana’s annual Día Del Niño festival of arts for families and children will again be part of Imaginology, taking place virtually as well, and offering videos of performing arts events and workshops featuring a spectrum of artists and styles. Go to www.oddiadelnino.org for a complete lineup.

The Imaginology Time Travel Virtual Run provides participants with a challenging way to get active and earn cool swag, thanks to their partners at OC Marathon. Registration is now open for kids and adults at https://imaginologyrun.com.

Esports College & Career Pathways will host live discussion panels for parents and students who are interested in a career in esports, as well as live tournaments full of action for seasoned gamers to play and watch. Registration is now open, so go to https://ocfair.com/imaginology/events/.

Special sample lessons from The Coder School will be available during Imaginology and the OC Fair will host a virtual Academic Chess Tournament of Champions. OC Fair staff have also created videos that give simple instructions for S.T.E.A.M.-related projects, and encourage kids and families to get creative while having fun.

In addition to S.T.E.A.M., Imaginology explores agriculture. There will be an entire section all about animals, with videos from Centennial Farm and slideshows from local 4H clubs.

More activities include quizzes, puzzles, word searches, bingo, connect the dots, scavenger hunts and more will be featured at www.ocfair.com/imaginology. Activities are created for different ages and abilities, so there is fun for all. S.T.E.A.M. resources and the results of student competitions can also be found on the website.

Imaginology involves OC Fair & Event Center’s educational venues, Centennial Farm and Heroes Hall. Thank you to Imaginology sponsors – Raising Cane’s, Nova Academy and the YMCA.

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