FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) – The opening day at the fair was also STEM day – a chance for fair-goers to experience the creativity and fun that science, technology, engineering and math have to offer.

Those with the STEM program were particularly interested in getting kids involved.

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“We’re trying to inspire that next generation of scientists and engineers,” said Steven Wolvid, who’s with the program.

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Fair-goers were able to operate robots and air rockets, as well as meet with people with the Minnesota STEM Network.

And the exhibits were not just for kids.

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“We’re trying to engage everyone,” Wolvid said. “From the youngest learners to the oldest continuing education learners. We want to make sure people understand that STEM is for everyone, and it’s a whole lot of fun.”