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February 6, 2021
February 6, 2021 –
Walking Mountains Science Center
Does your child like to build and design things? In partnership with One Book One Valley, Walking Mountains has a CHALLENGE for you - if you choose to accept it!
Join us as you and your child BUILD your own protective egg sled together - can it survive the CRASH?! This event will challenge you and a child to put your heads together and use critical thinking, engineering creativity, and hands-on construction skills. Join us for a family-friendly, STEM-filled Saturday afternoon! During the workshop you will construct an egg sled out of a given set of materials. This egg sled should protect the egg as it slides down a hillside with structure and comfort! After construction, we will test out our sleds outside on a hillside on campus. Will it survive the ride?!
This event is hosted by Walking Mountains’ Girls in Science Coordinator, Christy Belardo, and STEM Curiosity Lab Coordinator, Chelsea Brisson. In Walking Mountains’ afterschool programs Christy and Chelsea challenge their students to apply their critical thinking, problem-solving, and STEM knowledge. This free program offers parents and their children to take on a challenge together.
STEM Family Fun is being offered as part of Eagle Valley’s One Book One Valley community event. This year One Book One Valley has received a National Endowment for the Arts Big Read Grant and has selected the book Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Since Lab Girl is about a woman scientist this community event gives kids and their adults a chance to practice their hands-on STEM skills and consider potential career opportunities.
This program requires pre-registration and is limited to 8 families. The activity is designed to challenge the minds of 4th-8th graders and bring out the curious child in you!
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February 17, 2021
6:00 pm: "Saving the Alpine One Seed at a Time" - Virtual Presentation with Gardens’ Conservation Scientist, Emily Griffoul
February 17, 2021 –
Betty Ford Alpine Gardens
Do you think alpine plants are small? You should see the seeds! Emily plans to introduce you to the intricacies of conserving the alpine through the plants that are the backbone of this fragile ecosystem.
Emily Griffoul is Betty Ford Alpine Gardens’ Conservation Scientist. She is leading the implementation of the Gardens’ North American Strategy for Alpine Plant Conservation to promote understanding and protection of vulnerable alpine species and habitats through ex-situ collections, surveys and mapping of alpine areas, collaborations with partners in other gardens and federal agencies, and engaging with the public. She collects seeds for preservation and propagation and surveys the alpine areas in Colorado with rare and endangered plants to develop an understanding of the alpine and identify and address threats.
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