Glendale’s 2013 Passport to Science Official Events
All events in the calendar below are:
FREE of cost to the public
Offer a hands-on experience to earn a passport stamp (don’t forget your passport - click here to download a copy now!)
Fun, sometimes silly – but always educational!
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Open Door @ ASU West; ASU West Campus|
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Collaboration of ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and W.P. Carey School of Business. ASU's West campus will open the doors on Saturday, March 2, for interactive programming from all three colleges at ASU's West campus. More details to come, click here for the latest.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
STEM Takes Flight at West-MEC; Glendale Municipal Airport | 9 a.m. - noon
West-MEC is a public school district dedicated to innovative career and technical education (CTE). Join us, along with our partners in CTE, Peoria Unified and Bechtel Corp, for a morning of STEM exploration at the West-MEC Aviation Facility. Tour the airplane hangar for a look at airplanes and aircraft equipment. Create air gliders for an aerospace challenge on site. Let your creativity soar in a LEGOs building workshop, check out live demos of VEX robotics technology, and participate in other exciting STEM activities. Click here for more info.
Saturday, March 9, 2013 Get Energized at Glendale Solar Day; Glendale Main Library | 10 a.m. - noon
Choosing to go solar at your home is a complicated decision, so we’re bringing in the solar industry experts to help answer your questions and provide the latest information. Bring the kids, too, to learn how solar energy works and take part in fun solar activities. Register at 623-930-3760 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find additional information at www.glendaleaz.com/green or click here.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Hands-On Healthcare: Blood, Spit and Tears; Midwestern University | 4-7 p.m.
Event will include three rotating workshops offering families and teens/adults the opportunity to tour Midwestern University simulation labs and participate in hands-on medical activities. Activities will last about 30 minutes each and will include a tour of the dental simulation lab and a "CSI" investigation of teeth marks; a clinical skills medical case scenario utilizing a high-tech mannequin similar to those used on Grey's Anatomy; and a sports vision training workshop in the gym demonstrating techniques for improving hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision, and more. For more information, visit http://www.midwestern.edu, click here or call 623.572.3310.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 The Science of Hockey;
| 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
DeVry University, the City of Glendale, Westgate Entertainment District, Midwestern University, Glendale Community College and many other West Valley education leaders and organizations are teaming up to provide the community with an interactive and fun event centered around the science and technology of hockey. You don’t have to be a hockey fan to love this event. Learn about game play strategy, player injuries and trauma and the physics behind the fastest moving object in professional sports – the slap shot. Click here for more information. Download event flyer
Additional West Valley Events to Watch:
The following is a list of West Valley events that are affordable but that may have a charge to attend.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cleveland Indians: Science at the Ballpark - Part 1 |
1:05 p.m.: Midwestern University Presents “Baseball and Sports Vision.” Camelback Ranch - Glendale, 10710 W Camelback Road; $3 child entry (Children 12 and under, limit 4 children's tickets with 1 adult full price ticket, available at the box office on the day of the game only, FREE parking)
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds: Science at the Ballpark – Part 2 | 1:05 p.m. Featuring Challenger Space Center. Camelback Ranch - Glendale, 10710 W. Camelback Road; $3 child entry (Children 12 and under, limit 4 children's tickets with 1 adult full price ticket, available at the box office on the day of the game only, FREE parking)
February 23, 2013: Honeywell Fiesta Bowl Aerospace Challenge: Train Like an Astronaut – at Challenger Space Center Click here for more information.
Feel like meandering outside of the West Valley? Visit the full statewide AZ SciTech 2013 Events Calendar - Click here.