There are so many great things about living on the Hill; however, one of the best ones has to be the wonderful community of parents and teachers at our elementary, middle, and high school level. They work incredibly hard and bring out the best in our kids – and they also make great things happen! Case-in-point: Maury Elementary’s exciting Think Tank & STEM Expo, where STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) organizations bring interesting, exciting and –most importantly– real-life demonstrations to all Capitol Hill children and children at heart.
If you want more information, you can visit Maury teacher and organizer Vanessa Ford’s blog, maurythinktank.blogspot.
The 4th Annual Maury Think Tank and STEM Expo will take place Tuesday, April 28th from 6:00 pm-7:45 pm at Maury Elementary School, 1250 Constitution Avenue NE. This free event is open to all students and families with the first 200 children getting special “swag bags” to fill with STEM goodies from many of our exhibitors.
This year, over 60 volunteers from 27 leading STEM organizations will be here to share their work with you and your child. From wildlife biology to 3-D printers, neuroscience to biomedical engineering, this event makes REAL many of the exciting career opportunities in STEM fields.
In addition to exploring the exhibition halls, make sure to plan time in your visit for our special presentations!
- LIVE BATS! Get up close and personal with live bats during The Organization for Bat Conservation’s Rob Mies (www.batconservation.org) presentations. You have three time slots to join this session: 6:10-6:30pm, 6:40-7:00pm or 7:20-7:30pm.
- EINSTEIN ALIVE! The incomparable Einstein Alive! (www.einsteinalive.com ) program by Marc Spiegel brings Einstein to life talking about his childhood, difficulties in school, and the “adventures” within his mind. He speaks about his fame and what a theoretical physicist is. “Einstein Alive!” uses song, humor and audience participation to show what “strange” motion is and what “relative” means. Einstein shows will take place at 6:30-6:50pm and 7:20-7:40pm. If you don’t make one of the performances, you can always meet Einstein himself in the main exhibition hall at other times!