Topic - Special Science Event
May 18, 2011
From the moment the gates opened at 9:30 AM, there was an air of excitement that ran through Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The event was billed as the largest hands-on science show ever presented in Colorado… or maybe the country for that matter. In 2009, the Colorado Rockies teamed up with 9News KUSA-TV and Steve Spangler Science to produce the first annual Weather and Science Day, which drew a crowd of 5,400 and earned the Spangler team their first Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Physics Lesson.
Ticket sales to this year’s event were in excess of 10,000, making this a real challenge for the Steve Spangler Science team. “When we originally sat down and starting planning the event with Steve, he challenged us to help him create something more than a sit-and-watch show,” explained Carly Reed, special event coordinator at Steve Spangler Science. “Steve suggested pony rides in the parking lot, but we quickly refocused his creativity to something more doable.” The final decision was ambitious,
May 10, 2011
Weather and Science Day has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, May 17th. The Colorado Rockies management team decided to reschedule the event based on tomorrow’s forecast for rain/snow and cold temperatures in the morning during the event. There is no need for kids to be cold and wet.
The event will now be held before the 1:10 p.m. game on May 17th against the San Francisco Giants.
For those with tickets, your options are:
1. Keep your tickets and attend the May 11 game.
2. Exchange your tickets for the rescheduled Weather & Science Day on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. You must return ALL of your May 11 tickets to the Rockies Group Tickets office via mail or drop-off.
3. Exchange your tickets for another game, May 24-26 or June 13-15. You must return ALL of your May 11 tickets to the Rockies Group Tickets office via mail or drop off.
Cross your fingers for a better weather day and we will see you next week.
April 4, 2011
NASA is looking for high school students across the country who want to participate in their INSPIRE program – Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience.
The year-round program is for students entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2011/2012 school year in good academic standing and an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM, education and careers. Students accepted into the program are given -
|“…the opportunity to interact with their peers, NASA experts, and education specialists twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Members of the OLC Discover new knowledge while exploring their interests through unique activities and challenges; Connect with subject matters experts through weekly chats and blogs, as well as their peers on an exclusive discussion board; and Equip themselves through access to resources designed to help students prepare for their future as well as information about other NASA competitions/opportunities. Even parents/guardians have a unique opportunity when their student is accepted into the INSPIRE project by providing them with resources designed to help champion their child’s education and career goals.”
Students will also be able to compete for special experiences during the 2012 summer at NASA facilities and participating
March 7, 2011
Contributed by Susan Wells, Blog Editor
Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009 resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day at Coors Field on May 11, 2011.
To purchase school group tickets, call Cathy Taylor with Group Sales at 303-312-2212.
May 11, 2011 – Coors Field
9:30 AM Gates Open
10:30 – 11:20 AM Weather & Science Wonders
1:10 PM Rockies vs. New York Mets
Admission is $10 for upper level tickets and $16 for lower and mid-level tickets. The stage will be located on the 1st baseline, so everyone will have a great seat. Schools also get to take advantage of free bus parking.
For more details or to request an order form, please contact Cathy Taylor at (303) 312-2212 In the event of bad weather, a make-up date
December 9, 2010
I was invited to speak at this year’s HerWorld 2010 Conference put on by DeVry University in Denver. HerWorld is a conference for high school junior and senior young women interested in science and technology. It supports STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math and exposes students to career opportunities in those fields.
They participate in games, hands-on projects like building robots and circuit boards and live discussions. They even do a mock CSI crime scene investigation for those interested in forensics as a possible career path.
I spoke to a group of more than 650 young women about the importance of building connections, sharing ideas and creating experiences for others. I may have also shot off a few potatoes and giant smoke rings.
Everyone took part in a group science lesson about Bernoulli’s Principal and inflated giant Wind Bags. A perfect time to take out the phones and take some pictures to share.
Thanks to everyone at DeVry for hosting me at the event.