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2014 Bridge Pre-Conference Youth-led STEM Event: Weather Balloon Launch

by Jon Sayer | | Posted under Bridge Conference, STEM

Youth in Walla Walla launching a weather balloon as part of a STEM activity

Youth in Walla Walla launching a weather balloon as part of a STEM activity

Come to Bridge a day early and engage in an amazing, youth-facilitated workshop where participants will learn, through hands-on participation, all the logistical & practical elements of one of the most amazing and awe-inspiring STEM projects available to our youth, launching a weather balloon!

This exciting event will showcase a powerful example of STEM/Project-Based Learning for afterschool and youth development programs to replicate at their sites. We will be offering 7 STARS credits to those who attend!

Location: UW Waterfront Activities Center (near Husky Stadium)
When: Sunday, October 26th from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $100, ($75 if you are attending the Conference)

On October 27 at 6:30 am, we will kick off the Bridge Conference by launching the high-altitude weather balloon and will track its progress throughout the morning.

Workshop leaders include Brent Cummings, 21st CCLC Project Director from Walla Walla School District, and a cadre of Latina student-scientists from Garrison Middle School. Take a look at a video of Garrison’s balloon launch last year.

Additional highlights to expect from this workshop include:

How to register

If you intend to register for the Bridge Conference, go ahead and register now. You will be prompted to sign up also for this event for $75.

If you do not intend on going to Bridge, or have already registered, you can use this form here.

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