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Science on the Street Cape Cod - Saturday, March 18, 2017

Exploration of science, technology and engineering is a hands-on adventure this Saturday, March 18 as SCIENCE ON THE STREET CAPE COD brings all the fun of science exploration and discovery to Cape Cod. This day-long adventure starts in the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, 10am–1pm with presentations and exhibits. At Cape Cod Community College, 38 exhibitors from school groups, museums, and non-profit organizations will offer exhibits and interactive activities on design, engineering and technology from 12:30pm–4:30pm for kids of all ages.

Science on the Street logoAt CCCC, all the exhibits are FREE and many are designed to be interactive fun for families, community members, and anyone interested in innovation and science. Information tables and exhibits will be located in four locations on campus and public participation is part of the experience. Among the many exhibitors: Zepher Education Foundation will provide an Augmented Reality Sandbox where participants can create virtual landscapes, Cape Cod Community Media Center will provide a green screen, 4C’s STEM group will host a Lego WeDo lab where participants can use Lego robotics, Mad Science of Southern MA will bring science experiments,  Nauset Model Railroad will have a model railroad set up, Cambridge Science Festival will provide marshmallow shooters and bottle rockets, SolarCity will showcase a Tesla car, and the CCCC Aviation Maintenance Technology Program will show some of their new machinery. Engineers from Lockheed Martin and OpenCape will talk about their work and there will be exhibits on boat building and ramps, the Whydah pirate ship, and activities with biochemistry and DNA.  Students from Sandwich STEM Academy, Sturgis Charter School, CCCC and other schools will share their projects. This is just a partial listing of exhibitors and activities.

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster will host programs on  animals and nature including Bees, Turtles, Fish, Osprey, Whales, Sharks, Frogs, Birds, Mystery Plankton, Storm Chasing and Gardening from 10am to 1pm. Special Event tickets for CCMNH are $3 for museum members and 5$ for non-members. There is NO CHARGE at Cape Cod Community College, but participants may use their CCMNH special event ticket stub for a free lunch at CCCC from 12:30–2:30pm.

Science on the Street Cape Cod is sponsored by the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Cape Cod Regional STEM Network, and the Cambridge Science Festival’s Science on the Street outreach program. The event is run by volunteers from CCCC and from local business and industries.

The public is welcome to join in the fun. The best parking at CCCC is in Parking Lots 1–3, which are closest to the Tilden Arts Center where programs and maps will be available, as well as a chance to registration for a raffle – a surprise gift!

Exhibitors include:

  • Atlantic White Shark Conservancy
  • Cambridge Science Festival/Science on the Street
  • Cape Cod Children's Museum
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Cape Cod Community Media Center
  • Cape Cod Cooperative Extension
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • Cape Cod Regional STEM Network
  • Cape Light Compact
  • Center for Coastal Studies
  • Center for Corporate and Professional Education
  • Full STEAM Ahead
  • IFAW Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
  • Jr. Tech, Inc
  • KitingUSA
  • Kurt Giessler Foundation for Youth Achievement
  • Lawrence School of Science and Engineering
  • Mad Science of Southern MA & RI
  • Marine Biological Laboratory
  • Massachusetts Audubon/Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Mobile MakerSpace Cape Cod
  • Nauset Model Railroad
  • New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance
  • NOAA/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • North West Atlantic Seal Research Consortium
  • Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc.
  • Pleasant Bay Community Boating
  • Sandwich STEM Academy
  • Sturgis ROVers
  • The Honey bee Group at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
  • The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museums & Gardens
  • Thornton W. Burgess Society
  • U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps—Gosnold Division
  • Waquoit Bay national Estuarine Research Reserve
  • Whydah Pirate Museum
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  •  Zephyr Education Foundation

The event website is: capecodstemnetwork.org/news-events/science-on-the-street-cape-cod-2017

More information is available by contacting Colleen Coughlin, the College’s STEM Academic Advisor: 774.330.4536 or ccoughlin@capecod.edu