A few weekends ago I was planning on spending Saturday and Sunday being lazy around the house with the family, but at the last minute I was asked to spend Saturday morning photographing the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans STEM Fest. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I don’t know much about the local STEM programs because my kiddos are so young they haven’t been involved in any. I know how important our STEM programs are, but I had no idea how many there were or how many kids were actively involved in them. When I made it to the field inside the Superdome I was blown away. The place was packed with amazing booths and groups showcasing their projects and technologies. There were robots that picked up and shot out soccer balls, talked, danced, and even interacted with the audience - all built by these young kids! (Side note--I’m feeling really old writing this post.) It was just amazing. I couldn’t believe how much imagination and creativity there was. It was so much fun checking it all out. Capturing the looks on all the inquisitive faces was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had. I was so moved and so excited to be there watching these young minds so eagerly taking in what they were learning. Here are a few shots from the event that can’t help but make me smile and leave me wondering what the next STEM Fest kiddos will come up with.