October 16, 2007
BOULDER—Students, parents, and teachers are invited to experience some very "cool" science during NCAR's Super Science Saturday. This free event, held on October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will explore the science of the International Polar Year and climate change, as well as offer Halloween-related fun.
The event includes hands-on activities and demonstrations, a live teleconference with scientists in Antarctica, a climate change jeopardy contest, and more. Children will be able to explore a physics adventure playground that combines fun science facts with a kayak pool, mountain bike course, and climbing wall. NCAR scientists will perform demonstrations on the science of cold climates in honor of the International Polar Year, an effort by researchers around the world to monitor the health of Earth's polar regions and gauge the impacts of climate change.
Super Science Saturday is designed to promote public science literacy and enrich the science experiences of local students and teachers. Participants include Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery, CU Science Discovery, CSU's "Little Shop of Physics," the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Windows to the Universe, Fiske Planetarium, and others. The day is sponsored by the UCAR Office of Education and Outreach, Friends of UCAR, and KMGH Channel 7.
The event takes place at NCAR's Mesa Lab, located at the west end of Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. The Mesa Lab's exhibits, art galleries, and science store will be open all day. The store features science kits, educational toys, books for all age levels, clothing, and more. Visitors can purchase lunch and snacks in the cafeteria.
For more information, the public may call 303-497-1174 .
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