Super Science Saturday (SSS) combines science education with Halloween fun. The theme for October 2011's event is "Climate Explorations" and the NCAR Wizards will once again enthrall young people with hands-on science, and explore principles that delight and educate.
The annual SSS event is designed to promote public science literacy and provide memorable science experiences for families. Frequent participants include numerous science centers and local on-air meteorologists from Channel 7 News. The event is scheduled each year for the Saturday before Halloween; October 29 in 2011. Mark your calendar and plan on having a Super Science Saturday with us!
(At right) --Educational designer Lisa Gardiner conducts an experiment with Super Science Saturday visitors.
Wild Earth Saturday
Wild Earth Saturday has drawn hundreds of families each year to the NCAR Mesa Lab to celebrate Earth Day with hands-on science activities, demonstrations, and presentations. In the future, this annual free event will be sponsored soley by Wild Bear Moutain Ecology Center at a location yet to be determined. Please check the Wild Bear website for information. We hope you'll continue to celebrate the Earth in all of its wonder with Wild Bear!
There are many science outreach events in which UCAR's Office of Education and Outreach is proud to be a partner. A sampling of such activities in the past year include Science Saturdays at Boulder's 29th Street Mall; CU's Water Festival; Girls Exploring Science, Engineering, and Technology; the Science is Everywhere program with the St. Vrain Valley School District's elementary MESA programs; and many teacher professional development workshops and courses offered in local to national venues. Click the image to the right to learn more about these and other annual outreach involvements.
(Right) A young visitor at the NCAR Booth expresses her amazement at the tetrahedral structure that emerges during bubble play.
Annual Girl Scouts at NCAR Day
Each spring and fall NCAR's female scientists and numerous Girl Scouts in troops from across the Denver Metro area get to know one another during Girl Scouts at NCAR Day, a day-long event at NCAR's Mesa Lab. Also known as Climate and Weather: The Two Go Together, the program originated in 2004 and continues today to encourage girls and young women to consider science, mathematics, engineering, and/or technological careers. The event is typically held in May and October each year. Interested troops or individual scouts can register via the Girl Scouts of Colorado Website in late winter and late summer.
(Above) -- Scientist Kate Young launches a weather balloon at the annual Girl Scouts at NCAR event.