Science On Wheels visits Auburn this month

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:08pm
  • Life

Science on Wheels visits Auburn this month, bringing excitement and curiosity of Seattle’s Pacific Science Center to classrooms beyond its signature arches.

The tour comes Oct. 19 and 26 to Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School, 29205 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn.

The visit provides many visual exhibits and opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning in subjects such as physics, space and geology.

The program at Pacific Science Center, an independent, not-for-profit educational institution, began during the gas crisis of the 1970s, when groups of school children could no longer visit the museum on field trips. Educators were quick to respond to the needs of these science-starved children, and they began loading lessons and small exhibits into station wagons.

From these small beginnings, Science on Wheels quickly grew into one of the largest science outreach programs in the country. The demand for in-school and community based programs expanded so quickly in fact, that its offerings were expanded in 1999. These new programs emerged to meet the needs of community organizations who also wanted science fun brought to them. Whereas, earlier programs had focused on school children, these additional programs inspired a love for science at libraries, community centers, fairs and festivals.

Learn more at pacificsciencecenter.org/science-on-wheels.

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