USA Science & Engineering Traveling Festival - Powered by Michigan Tech MindTrekkers
Science Spark Joins Forces with Michigan Tech for Mobile Science Festival
Science Spark has teamed with Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) to support the University’s Mind Trekkers traveling science festival as it heads out across America. The Mind Trekkers tour will culminate at the USA Science & Engineering Festival, supported by presenting host sponsor Lockheed Martin. The traveling festival offers children of all ages the opportunity to engage in hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities. The first stop will be the National Scout Jamboree, July 15-24, 2013 at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.
Mind Trekkers is a traveling scientific roadshow that uncovers the mysteries of science, technology, engineering and mathematics for students of all ages. Launched four years ago, Mind Trekkers activities and events help children and young people discover the excitement of interactive learning through dozens of games, activities, and experiments, including 3d cameras, tesla coils, hydrogen cars, and even the Diet Coke and Mentos trick.
The Mind Trekkers first stop this summer will be in West Virginia where they will engage 50,000 Scouts, venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country in the wonders of science, technology and ideas. Held once every four years, the National Scout Jamboree is a chance for tens of thousands of scouts, parents and scouting supporters to camp out, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. After the Jamboree, Mind Trekkers will travel to the Bay Area Science Festival, the Philadelphia Science Festival, and make a number of visits to schools and other key locations in the Washington, D.C. area in advance of the USA Science & Engineering Festival. Check back soon to find out when the Traveling Festival will come to you!