The Hormel Institute hosting ‘Passport to STEM’ event Saturday

(ABC 6 News) – The Hormel Institute will be hosting a ‘Passport to STEM’ event on Saturday, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The event is part of Austin’s “Welcoming Week.”

The family-friendly event will include hands-on science experiments and learning stations, the opportunity to help create a community art piece, and healthy snacks from all different cultures.

There also will be the chance to learn about the many cultures represented at The Hormel Institute from scientists, researchers and staff.

“Welcoming Week” was launched in 2012 to celebrate and showcase the movement of communities striving to be more welcoming places for all, including immigrants.

Austin’s Human Rights Commission has named this year’s theme as “Where We Belong” as a way of bringing the community together and fostering a sense of belonging.

See a full list of “Welcoming Week” events below.