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A Saturday of science draws hundreds to the Mesa Lab

Cartoons and Rollerblades went by the wayside on Saturday, 9 March, as almost 800 students, teachers, and interested public trooped to the Mesa Lab for Super Science Saturday. It was a collaborative festival of hands-on learning and demonstrations sponsored by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, a Denver-area consortium. "We got a huge response from Westminster, Golden, and Denver," says Linda Carbone, one of the lead organizers. NCAR scientists Peggy LeMone and Morris Weisman expounded on clouds and storms for the morning crowd. Later on, the students got a chance to explore scientific illustration, photography, computer graphics, and environmental clay painting. Activity stations for the public were sponsored by SCFD members, including the Denver Museum of Natural History, the Denver Zoo, Collage Children's Museum, and the Denver Botanical Gardens. The theme of kids, art, and science will continue at the Mesa Lab during April: children's science-related artwork (including products from Super Science Saturday) will be on display in the second-floor gallery and the cafeteria. NCAR's Carlye Calvin, who led a photography workshop, shot the images on this page. --BH

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