By Harrison Zhang

Thirty-nine OC Science volunteers led the second annual STEAM in the Park at Bill Barber Park in Irvine last Saturday from 2 - 4 p.m.

Around 200 participants and their families were in attendance.

“I thought it’d be a lot of fun and education for me and the people who came here,” University High School freshman Advait Arumugam said. “It’s a good way to spend a Saturday. I think that Science does boost our STEAM experience because it’s a major part and correlates to everything. Science is all around us.”

OC Science events included a rainbow of paper chromatography, paper helicopters, balancing clown, elephant toothpaste and even an aluminum foil boat event.

“The aluminium foil boats is always an exciting event,” Arumugam said. “The kids are competitive but at the same time not too much.”

In addition to their activities, OC Science also held a slime sale for $8 per slime and $2 per can as well as Dippin’ Dots for $4 as part of their fundraising.

“Science itself is something we all have to learn,” OC Science Director of General Public Outreach Events and Northwood High School junior Elaine Chao said. “OC Science is a community where people can get together to share their passion for science.”

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