The Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival
begins Friday, October 15, and runs through October 22. Locations throughout the city are hosting science-related events, from a full-day “Cool Science Carnival Day
” for kids on the 15th
at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs, to cave exploration, stargazing parties, geocaching, nature walks and meetings for “Geeks Who Drink” (over 21 geeks, that is). I’m helping with the geocaching event on the 22nd
. This event is geared towards kids. First, they have to solve puzzles to reveal the cache coordinates, and then travel to the coordinates over a 22-acre region. I’ll be explaining the science behind GPS and helping them to understand that GPS isn’t perfect, but it can lead to treasure!
Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) is a growing theme in the U.S., moving our youth toward a future where the U.S. remains in the top tier of technologically advanced countries. Many cities are holding their own science week activities, promoting science education and enabling our kids (and adults!) to understand the world around them. I’m proud to work for a company
that encourages STEM activities and supports events like these. We’ll start here: N39 01.605 W104 49.709, at 10:00 a.m. local time. Stop by if you’re in the area!