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Mad Science at Colorado Water Festivals


April 23, 2018 12:30 PM 
Mad Science strongly believes in protecting the Earth and preserving its resources. It is our one and only home, after all. So we should do what we can to protect it. Because of this belief, we take great pride in attending events that promote this healthy mentality. Therefore, Mad
Science is pleased to announce that we will be attending a multitude of water festivals throughout the state of Colorado! Each of these events is put on by the water services of each city and aims to educate children about the importance of water conservation and water safety. We are very excited to be attending many events like these. At each event, Mad Science will give some very special presentations that aim to teach children about the importance of water in our natural world and the importance of its conservation. By the end of our presentations, each student should come away with more knowledge of our planet's life giving water and will understand the importance of conserving it so that all may benefit from it. Below you will find a list of all the water festivals Mad Science plans on attending this year:

Loveland Water Festival
Northglenn Water Festival
Boulder Water Festival (No Website)
Trinidad Water Festival
Aurora Water Festival (No Website)

We are very excited to be attending these important events and we hope to see you there! 

 

Image Credit: Hudson Water Works 

Mad Science at Elitch Gardens Science Days

April 18, 2018 1:30 PM 

Mad Science will be presenting booth based activities at Elitch Gardens' Science Days event. The event will be held on May 17th, 18th, and the 22nd and will feature all kinds of great science based learning placed throughout the park! Mad Science will join in on the fun by providing cool and educational science experiments for the kids to explore. We are very excited to be a part of this event and we hope to see some excited, inquisitive faces at Elitch Gardens Park! 

 

Mad Science at Greenwood Village Earth Day Event! 

April 18, 2018 12:00 PM

Mad Science is very excited to announce that we will be attending Greenwood Village's Earth Day Celebration! The event is on Saturday, April 21st at the Curtis Center for the Arts in Greenwood Village at 2349 E Orchard Road. The event starts at 10AM and Mad Science will have a booth there from 12PM to 2PM. Join us in Greenwood Village and learn about the Earth and how important it is to protect our shared home. Be sure to stop by our booth at the event where we will have fun and educational science experiments set up for the kids! 

 

 

Mad Science at Lakewood Heritage Center Earth Day Celebration! 

April 16, 2018 2:00 PM 

Mad Science of Colorado invites you to join us at the city of Lakewood Heritage Center's Earth Day Celebration! This FREE event features fun for the whole family with activities that promote awareness of important environmental issues. The event will be held at the Lakewood Heritage Center at 801 S. Yarrow Street on April 21, 2018 from 11AM-4PM. Mad Science will host a show at 2PM in addition to an all-day booth with fun, hands-on experiments for the kids. Join us at the Lakewood Heritage Center for what will surely be a fun and educational event! 

 

Mad Science Summer Camp Partner Sites

March 26, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Mad Science of Colorado is excited to announce that we have partnered with a number of schools, recreation centers and community centers across Colorado for the 2018 camp season! Please check out our partners below:

 

Trails Recreation Center

Wheat Ridge Recreation Center

Northglenn Recreation Center  

Northside Aztlan Community Center

Erie Community Center

Arvada Majestic View Nature Center

PACE Center

Ken-Caryl Ranch Metro District

Douglas County Libraries

The Lone Tree Hub

BVSD Lifelong Learning

Mackintosh Academy of Boulder

 

These sites all handle their own camp registrations. To view locations where Mad Science of Colorado is taking registrations, please click here!  

Mad Science at the 2018 Arvada Kite Festival

March 26, 2018 12:00 PM

 

Mad Science of Colorado invites you to join us for some high flying fun at the 2018 Arvada Kite Festival! This exciting, family-friendly event will be held from 10:00AM-3:00PM on April 8, 2018, at the Stenger Outdoor Complex in Arvada! We will be offering fun, hands-on experiments for the children, and it is sure to be fun for the whole family! 

 

 

Mad Science and NASA Team up to bring you OPSPARC 2018

Dec 20, 2017 12:00 AM

OPTIMUS PRIME is asking students to "Be the Spark" and help humankind by raising awareness of the benefits that NASA technologies contribute to our everyday lives by participating in the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (OPSPARC). The challenge hopes to inspire to kids ignite their creative thinking with the OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge.

Just like OPTIMUS PRIME, the leader of the AUTOBOTS, NASA spinoffs start out as one thing, and can convert into something else. Technologies originally developed for one of NASA's many missions can be modified into something else- something that may be used in your home, school or environment.

As part of OPSPARC 2018, students will give life to NASA inspired spinoff ideas, just like the "Allspark" gives life to TRANSFORMERS robots, by creating a "Glog;"an online multimedia poster via Glogster.

There are three levels of the competition- the Elementary School Category for students grades 3-6, the Middle School Category for students grades 7-8 and the High School Category for students grades 9-12. The challenge will run from September 2017 - February 2018. The Elementary School level (grades 3-6) is being sponsored by Mad Science, the leading science enrichment provider for children ages 3-12.

Students will research spinoffs found in their homes or schools, and just like an engineer, will use an engineering design process to take an everyday object and use it in new ways that will solve a problem learning invaluable STEM inspired skills. Students will show off their work by using videos, drawings, pictures and text.

Twenty teams comprised of middle and high school students will be invited to work with college engineering student mentors to further develop their spinoff concept within a 3-D, multi-user, virtual world setting through the creation of computer-aided design (CAD) models and application of engineering and business analyses on their spinoff concepts.

“The submissions we received last year as part of OPSPARC 2017 were incredible- it is going to be hard to top in OPSPARC 2018, but I am confident that contestants are up to the challenge to ‘Be the Spark’,” said Nona Cheeks, Chief, NASA Goddard’s Strategic Partnerships Office at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

OPSPARC winners will come to NASA Goddard for a 2-day workshop and awards ceremony in the spring of 2018.

For more information, and to register for the contest, please visit the OPSPARC website at: https://nasaopsparc.com/.

NASA and Mad Science have a long-standing collaboration through which Mad Science offers an after-school program and summer camp called the NASA Academy of Future Space Explorers.

TRANSFORMERS, AUTOBOTS and OPTIMUS PRIME are trademarks of Hasbro are used with permission (c) 2017 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.

 

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