Cape Cod parents and kids are invited to take a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) journey on Saturday, March 29 at Cape Cod Community College in West Barnstable. The school will host astronauts and fun activities--all free--for kids in grades K through 12.
"STEM Journey: Space Lab to Zero G" is a day of fun learning featuring presentations by Astronauts Dr. Byron Lichtenberg and Capt. Daniel Burbank (that's not just one astronaut, but two who have flown two NASA Space Shuttle missions each), an indoor planetarium, rocket launching, Lego building, Boy Scout badges and more.
The day starts at 10 a.m. for Boy Scouts to work for their Chemistry and Space Exploration badges. They'll be constructing rockets that will be launched after lunch.
The public is invited to take part in the non-badge fun between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. including presentations by Capt. Burbank (12 p.m. & 1 p.m.) and Dr. Lichtenberg (2 p.m. & 3 p.m.). Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A and a photo op.
Between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. there will be a Lego "WeDo" Lab and an EduTARIUM--an inflatable planetarium. All day, kids can check out the Interactive Science Cafe and the school's 3D printer.
For more information about the event, contact the Cape Cod and Islands Council of the Boys Scouts of America at 508-362-4322. Pre-registration is required for Boy Scouts who want to work on their badge that day.
Cape Cod Community College is at 2240 Iyannough Road (Route 132) in West Barnstable.