Arts Advocacy Chairman - Kathie Davis

steam at Los Alisos

Dolores Wirth (past SVPTA Treasurer and current Laguna Hills High school PTA President) has her hands full with family, volunteer work, and teaching at UCI. That doesn't stop her from enriching kid's lives further by bringing everyone together to experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math! On Friday, February 28th, students from UCI hosted the 3rd Annual Family STEM Night at Los Alisos Intermediate school. Kids were led through rotations of science and engineering experiments (even learning to tip a soda can on it's side while the liquid kept it balanced). Music was supplemented by math while kids learned to count measures to the beat of a drum. They could even build their own Hovercraft with a CD, water bottle cap and balloon. Lastly, kid's channeled their inner Jackson Pollock when catapulting paint onto a wall. After visiting each station, the kids collected stamps and turned them in for great auction prizes (even a Nintendo Switch)! It was a successful night of watching older students teach younger students and feeling joy when arts and academia collide.

-By Kathie Davis: SVPTA Arts Advocacy

supporting arts education


1.  Join CreateCA! Learn more about California’s movement for arts education at

2.  Have an arts story to share? We’d love to connect and hear your story. Fill out the submission form.

3.  Check out your local community theatres, county arts commissions, and museums for more events near you

Three Ways to support arts Education

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Louise Robertson - SVPTA President

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