Glendale’s 2014 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!
Feb. 7-9, 2014
Science of Chocolate Extravaganza
Friday, February 7, 2014: 5 - 10 p.m. Saturday, February 8, 2014: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014: noon to 5 p.m. Location: At the Glendale Chocolate Affaire event in Historic Downtown – south of Glendale Avenue, between 55th and 58th Avenues Description: Science has never been so delicious! Visit a demonstration site for the many sciences around chocolate. Experiments may include chocolate and your health, the business of chocolate, the flavor sensation involved in chocolate, and more. Topics: Arts/Culture, Bioscience, Health & Medicine, Entrepreneurship & Business / All ages.
Feb. 21, 2014 - 4-7 p.m. Glendale Community College SciTech Festival Location: GCC Main Campus, 6000 W. Olive Ave.
Description: Activities, competitions, make-and-takes, and exciting demonstrations from the science and technical departments at Glendale Community College's Main Campus will all comprise a great AZSciTech Festival for your learning and enjoyment. Current and prospective students, parents and kids, and the community are welcome to enjoy a special day on the GCC Campus. Events include the following: chemical demonstrations and explosions, geology explorations, physics demonstrations, tours of the nursing simulations lab, learn about the Mars rover Curiosity while visiting with a NASA scientist, fun contests and more. For more information please contact Kimberly Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 623-845-4769. More information at http://www.gccaz.edu/SciTechFestival/.
Topics: Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics, Space & Astronomy, Sustainability & Earth Sciences / All ages
March 7, 2014 - 7:30 p.m.
Stargazing! Location: GCC North Campus, 5727 W. Happy Valley Rd. Description: View astronomical objects, the moon and the planets and engage in hands-on activities related to astronomy. Topics: Space & Astronomy / All ages
March 13, 2014 - 4-7 p.m. Medical Mystery Tour Presented by Midwestern University Description: Event will include 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 "CSI" investigation of teeth marks in the dental simulation lab; a medical case scenario with a high-tech mannequin like those on Grey's Anatomy; a vision training workshop demonstrating techniques for improving hand-eye coordination, peripheral vision, and more; and many other interactive science and medicine labs. Participants can choose to go to any or all workshops in whatever order they choose, and will interact with MWU faculty, staff, and students to experience the latest in health career education. Midwestern University is a graduate degree-granting institution specializing in the health sciences with campuses in Illinois and Arizona. The Arizona campus, located on a 156-acre site in Glendale, is home to over 2,900 students and six colleges: the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the College of Pharmacy-Glendale, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, the Arizona College of Optometry, and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. For more information, visit http://www.midwestern.edu or call 623.572.3215. Topics: Bioscience, Health & Medicine / Middle school through high school Click here for informational flyer
March 22, 2014 - 9 a.m. - noon
The Science of Aviation @ WEST-MEC Location: West-MEC Aviation Facility, Glendale Municipal Airport, N. Glen Harbor Bld. Description: West-MEC is a public school district dedicated to innovative Career and Technical Education (CTE). Join us 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 paper airplanes for an air glider 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. Topics: Aerospace, Defense & Engineering, Technology & Computer Science / All ages
April 5, 2014 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open Door @ ASU West Location: ASU West Campus, 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd. Description: Open Door@ASU West will feature: Interactive programming from New College's School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Interactive programming from The Mary Lou Futon Teachers College and Programming from the W. P. Carey School of Business - Free and Open to the Public! The Herberger Young Scholars Academy will be hosting the Annual "You Can Do The Rubik's Cube" Contest. Pre-register today at: NCEvents@asu.edu Topics: Arts, Culture & Social Science, Bioscience, Health & Medicine, Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics / all ages
Free events at Glendale's Main Library:
Glendale Green Living Series Events at the Glendale Main Library:
- Saturday February 8, 2014, 10 AM to Noon, “Renovate Your Yard: The Nature of Design”
- Wednesday February 12, 2014, 6 PM – 8:00 PM, “Strategies to Harvest & Use Rainwater in the
- Saturday March 8, 2014, 10 AM to Noon, “Hug-a-Tree: Desert Tree Care”
- Saturday March 29, 2014, 9 AM to Noon, “Our Valley’s Water Story, From Watershed to
- Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6 PM to 7:45 PM, “Reduce Your Outdoor Water Use”
Feel like meandering outside of the West Valley? Visit the full statewide AZ SciTech 2014 Events Calendar - Click here.