Mastodon Art-Science Regional Fair

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education


1000 Viking Drive, TC 101 Hillsboro MO 63050 USA


The Mastodon Fair helps students excel, from the inside out. We provide opportunities for students to enter art and/or science projects in an annual professionally juried competition. Since 1979, we have testimonial after testimonial that documents how entering/winning the Fair became the pivitol point in a student''s life or career choice. The Mastodon Art/Science Regional Fair is a non-profit organization comprised of 300 volunteers and one staff member who together conduct a prestigious annual fair for over 3,000 K-12 students in public, private, parochial and home schools. Students can enter one art and one science project and may win the opportunity to represent the Fair at national/international competitions or part of the $35,000 in prizes/scholarships and awards. The Fair also conducts year-round training for teachers and parents.


The Mastodon Fair Art & Science Fair The actual art and science fair is held for 7 days at Jefferson College. Over 3000 students participate in the Fair and can attend free field trips where hands-on workshops teach them the connection of the art and science of life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been participating in the Mastodon Art and Science Fair for the past 10 years as an art judge and this year as an art director. This organization has always been very professional in the handling of all of the children's entries and they make it a pleasure to volunteer. For me it has always been something I look forward to each year because you get so much more out of it than the time you put into it. Being able to see all the exceptional work that is being created by our local children in art and science makes it all worth the effort.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

The MASRF has provided science and art inspiration to thousands of students. As a teacher, I often hear from students and parents about how the fair has helped determine their career choice. Also, heartwarming stories like this - At one of our early award ceremonies the students would come on stage, say their name and school, and then receive their blue ribbon award. After one of the students recieved her award, her parents starting quietly crying. Unbeknownst to us, the student was austistic and this was the first time she had EVER spoken in public!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my career as a teacher. Parents are often telling me how much their children enjoy the fair.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep working to make the fair the best!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive interaction with students, volunteers, and parents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated to making the fair a success.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor more workshops for students, parents, and teachers. Also, could afford to have professional artists and scientists work with the students in special week long sessions.

Ways to make it better...

we had even more volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finances. Gettng the money to keep the fair going is a real challenge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I want to see the fair continue to be a positive influence on children in our community.

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