Crowds Pack Westerville North High School for Family-Friendly Starry Night Event


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On Sunday, April 10, families packed Westerville North High School for the 4th annual Starry Night learning festival, sponsored by Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Westerville Partners for Education.  The festival offered dynamic learning experiences with experts from Columbus’ premier educational, business, and community organizations.  Geared toward students in preschool through grade 8, along with their caregivers and families, the event highlighted the connection between arts and science.  The theme this year was, Art and Science – Fueling Imagination.

Generous sponsor support brought diverse exhibitors together under one roof, including Nationwide Children’s Hospital Performing Arts Medicine and “Stinky – U”; Otterbein Physics and Biochemistry; The Ohio State University’s Electrical Engineering Outreach; Insect Petting Zoo; Byrd Polar Research Center; Westerville Parks and Recreation; Musical Instrument Petting Zoo; Westerville Electric’s Energy Bike; S_E_A Engineering; Coding with the Girl Scouts; AvcomSMT;  Westerville Arts Council; Dramatic Impact with Candace Darman;  ZenKidz; Walnut Springs Maker Space; Laser Cutting; a Trash to Fashion show; and much more. 

Westerville Partners for Education organizes this event as an annual opportunity for families to learn together and develop relationships with community organizations.