Form a planning committee by inviting parents and teachers of STEM subjects to join. Recruit at least 10-15 volunteers to help during the Science Festival. Organize your tasks, create a budget and schedule deadlines. Reach out to local partners to gain donations and community volunteers.
(Hosting events like this is also a great way to recruit new PTA members! Consider having recruitment flyers like this one at your event.)
Utilize as many platforms as possible for promoting your event. Translate documents into languages your school community speaks.
Ensure that everything goes smoothly at your Science Festival! Offer take-aways to parents who attend to help them retain and build on what they learned.
Be sure to thank your PTA, school staff, community partners and parent volunteers. Gather feedback, report your results to National PTA and use the findings to plan your next event. National PTA recommends offering an incentive for completing the survey (e.g. enter names into a drawing for a $50 gift card donated by a local merchant).
You also must submit your Program Leader Feedback Form along with event photos in your grants portal.