Lodi, CA (September 19, 2022) —On September 16, 2022, Lockeford Elementary School hosted a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Night to engage students and the broader community in all things STEM.
The event was hosted at the Lockeford Elementary School and drew more than 350 attendees from Lockeford and the surrounding communities. During the event, students, school staff, community members, and their families were able to visit various stations and learn, including robotics and paper airplanes. Additionally, Amazon’s Prime Air drone team was present with the drone displayed that will be making deliveries to Lockeford customers later this year. Amazon also hosted a food truck for attendees and handed out swag bags filled with a STEM robotics kit.
“We came to Science Night to encourage local youth to get inspired and curious about STEM. We brought our new Prime Air drone to give students an up close look at the new technology coming to Lockeford, while also providing tasty local treats, hands-on activities and a donation of much-needed school supplies to help support teachers and their classrooms,” said Amazon Spokesperson Natalie Banke. “We are very impressed with the way Lockeford Elementary School prioritizes STEM and recognizes the importance of teaching these subjects as early as possible.”
Michael Rogers, Lockeford Elementary School Principal, said “Our Science Night was well attended by Students, parents and staff. The community enjoyed the static drone presentation by Amazon Prime Air and they had fun putting together solar powered drone kits also provided by Amazon. As a school and community, it was a pleasure partnering with Amazon and we greatly appreciate their generous donation.”
Amazon will continue to host and participate in regularly scheduled opportunities for the Lockeford community to learn more about the Prime Air service. Lockeford is among the first to receive Prime Air deliveries – getting free click-to-backyard drone delivery on thousands of everyday items in one hour or less.