October 22: Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival
The Fifth Annual Atlanta World Kite Festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at The Meadow in Piedmont Park. I spoke on The Local Take on Jazz 91.9 WCLK with Founder, Erinn Thomas. She shares with us that the "culture" of kites and kite flying is universally human and participants from around the world will join with Atlanta residents to celebrate the joy of flying a kite.
As the Atlanta World Kite Festival has grown, Ms. Thomas has taken kites from the field and entered the classroom where Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) lessons come to life. Not only is making a kite a STEM lesson but also the principles that allow a kite to fly is a STEM lesson. Students come to fly a kite and by default leave with a better understanding of STEM.
For more information on this event or to invite Ms. Thomas to your school visit Atlanta World Kite Festival