Yes, astronauts do land on Cape Cod now and then. Last spring, two of them, Byron Lichtenberg and Captain Dan Burbank of the U.S. Coast Guard spent a day with our STEM community.
They were the keynote speakers at our first-ever STEM Journey on March 29, 2014.
The day was exciting for students, parents, and community members, who spent the afternoon taking part in interactive events. Students explored the Planetarium and the Science Café. And they really got into the hands-on events, building robots and shooting off model rockets.
The Journey was “one of the best science events ever,” they told us. And for us it was a reminder that when you bring together science, technology, engineering, and math, well, “the sky is the limit!”
We’re came away inspired to make this kind of day an annual event that brings together everyone from the community—teachers and students, parents and researchers, and anyone who is curious about STEM.
As we launch our new website in this New Year, we’re happy to say we’re already well into planning the 2015 STEM Journey, and we know you won’t want to miss it.
The theme is Great White Sharks to Deep Ocean Exploration. It’s set for Saturday, March 28, 2015 and will be held at Cape Cod Community College. We’re featuring features experts on great white sharks from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution along with many others.
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