FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct 21, 2009 #127
Contact: Laura Byerley
Astronaut Sally Ride and Time Warner Cable invite elementary and middle school girls to explore science at UMKCSally Ride Science, Time Warner Cable Kansas City and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) are teaming up to inspire young women to explore the exciting world of science. The Sally Ride Science Festival will take place from 12:30 to 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 at the UMKC Swinney Recreation Center, 5030 Holmes St., Kansas City, Mo.
The Sally Ride Science Festival will bring together hundreds of upper elementary and middle school girls, parents and teachers for a day of science and socializing. The festival features discovery workshops for students given by local scientists and engineers, as well as workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support students' interests in science and math. The festival also includes a street fair with hands-on activities, booths and music. A highlight of the festival will be an inspiring talk by astronaut Dr. Linda Godwin, a veteran of four space flights with more than 38 days logged in space. Dr. Godwin was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., but her hometown is Jackson, Mo.
The $15 registration fee includes the featured talk, workshops and the street fair. For more information, contact Sally Ride Science at 1-800-561-5161 or visit www.sallyridescience.com.
Sally Ride Science is an innovative science content company dedicated to fueling girls’ and boys’ interests in science, math and technology. Dr. Sally Ride, best known as America’s first woman in space, founded the company in 2001 to create quality programs and products that educate, entertain, engage and inspire. Our programs include Sally Ride Science Festivals, TOYchallenge, Educator Institutes, summer camps and after-school programs. Our publications include award-winning science books, science career books, and innovative Classroom Sets to supplement science instruction. Our publications and programs bring science to life and show kids that science is creative, collaborative, fascinating and fun. For more information go to www.SallyRideScience.com. or call 1-800-561-5161.
This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).