News and Notes from The Johnson Center

Free Junior Scientist Event this Saturday

JCCHD | Tue, June 14, 2016 |

There is big excitement this week at the Johnson Center – our Junior Scientist event is happening this Saturday! We’ve been planning this event for a while now and we can’t wait to see all of the young scientists in action.

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The idea for the Junior Series came from our very own head of research, Dr. Laura Hewitson, who will have her own booth showing participants how to make their own lava lamps. We have worked hard to plan an event where kids could come together and learn about a variety of different sciences – from chemistry to engineering, paleontology to meteorology – while also having fun. Science is all about wonder and exploration, and we have tried to capture that in the booths and activities that are planned.

There will be several great activities for children ages 4-10, including the UT Science Lab booth where kids can make homemade goo, bouncy balls and self-inflating balloons.  Kids will be able to dig for fossils and learn about dinosaurs. And our friend from KXAN, Rosie Newberry, is bringing back her interactive tornado to teach us about weather. As an added bonus the first 10 kids who sign up this Saturday will be able to go on a tour of KXAN!

We’d love to have you at our event. Admission is FREE and there will be some activities for younger siblings (under 4) and a place for parents to relax.

WHEN: Saturday, June 18th, from 1PM-3PM
WHERE: Austin Recreation Center, 1301 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, TX
RSVP: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (All activities are free, but RSVP is required to make sure we have enough supplies and goodies for everyone)

All abilities are welcome. If you or your child needs any special support or accommodations, please let us know with your RSVP and we’ll make every effort to meet your needs.