Fun with NORDC: Family Fun Walk to celebrate Park and Rec Month _lowres

Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Victor Richard

“Harnessing the Power of Wind: Wind Energy” is the theme of the next STEM Saturday with Dr. Calvin Mackie from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Treme Rec Center, 900 N. Villere St. After learning about the principles of simple circuits, electricity and wind energy, students grades K-12 will design, build, test and evaluate their own wind mills.

STEM Saturdays take place at different NORDC Rec Centers each month. Students and parents may attend and learn together.

Registration is $60 per student. A limited number of free registrations, sponsored by NORDC and Entergy, are available for students who receive free or reduced-price lunch. To register, get information and see the STEM Saturdays schedule, visit

STEM Saturdays is program of STEM NOLA whose mission is to grow future innovators, creators and entrepreneurs through inspiration, engagement and exposure to science, technology, engineering and math.

VOLLEYBALL REGISTRATION: Register through Aug. 17. For ages 9 to 14. For registration requirements and playground locations, visit

UNO YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. Free for ages 9 to 15. The University of New Orleans Privateers volleyball players will teach fundamental volleyball skills and the value of communication and trust in team sports.

TEEN COUNCIL MEETING: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave. First monthly meeting of the 2015-16 school year. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Learn more about the Teen Council at

Victor N. Richard III is the chief executive officer of the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission. For more information, visit