Families and Friends,
Spring has finally hit Boston, and along with the warmer weather are a few upcoming events that you can participate in with your young STEAM inventor. I hope that if you do decide to make it out to any of these events to remember the importance of play in the work.
APRIL 14-23 – CAMBRIDGE SCIENCE FESTIVAL
The Cambridge Science Festival is celebrating 11 years from Friday, April 14th to Sunday, April 23rd! Some of the FREE, kid-friendly attractions include:
- Science Carnival & Robot Zoo (April 15th from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm at Cambridge Public School and Ringe and Latin High School)
- Singing of the Rain: Songs About Weather and Climate (April 15th from 3:00 pm-4:30 pm at the Peabody School)
- Everyday Math Stories/Cuentos Matemáticos Cotidianos (April 18th from 10:00 am-11:00 am at the TERC Steam Room; for children ages 2-5)
- Science On the Streets: Calling All Weather Experts! (April 18th from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at the Boston Public Library, Copley)
- It Is Rocket Science: Launch with the Science Club For Girls Rocket Team (April 18th from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm atMIT Building 33’s AeroAstro Lawn on 125 Massachusetts Ave.)
Exploring Medicines, Nanocapsules and Careers: A Hands-on Lab for Girls (April 20th at 3:00-5:00 pm at the Biogen Community Lab; for girls in grades 4-6)
- STEAM Beans the Hidden Figures Dream (April 22nd at 10:00-12:00 at the Lesley University Makerspace on 1815 Massachusetts Ave., Room 2-141)
- You can find other cool events and activities at the Cambridge Science Festival website. Also, don’t miss out on one of the partnered workshops at the MIT Museum!
APRIL 16 – MITxMAKE MAKEFEST
Interested in learning more about makerspaces and the maker community at MIT specifically? Purchase a ticket for MITxMAKE 2017, to be held at the MIT Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center on 120 Vassar Street, Cambridge.
APRIL 22 – MARCH FOR SCIENCE
Science is important. This includes scientific policy, discovery, communication, outreach, and research funding. If you are interested in letting this be known, then you should definitely be aware of the March For Science on April 22nd in Copley Square. There’s even a Kid’s March with activities and speakers from 1:00-4:00 pm. Check out the March For Science website to find out how to march, how to volunteer, or even to learn more information about this important stand for science.