Colorado fossils, virtual safari at Super Science Saturday

October 17, 2011

BOULDER—Learn about our planet's past, present, and future at “Climate Explorations!” during this year’s Super Science Saturday at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). This free, family event will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at NCAR’s Mesa Lab at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in south Boulder. Students, parents, and teachers are invited to enjoy hands-on science and Halloween fun, activities, workshops, and presentations.

Young girl tries out "big ears" headphones
Listening through "big ears" made from ordinary plastic funnels is the kind of experience not to be missed at NCAR's annual fall funfest, Super Science Saturday. (©UCAR. Photo by Carlye Calvin.)

See and touch Ice Age fossils from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s Snowmass excavation exhibit. Join a virtual safari to the African Serengeti to study biomes and glaciers. Learn about one of the biggest drivers of climate on Earth–the Sun.

“This year’s theme, ‘Climate Explorations!’ offers so many opportunities for families to learn about Sun-Earth connections and what we can learn from the past about our climate,” says Laura Allen, an education and outreach specialist from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), which manages NCAR.

Super Science Saturday

October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
At the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
1850 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder, CO 80305 | Directions to NCAR's Mesa Lab
Cost: Free
More info & schedule: Super Science Saturday at NCAR


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