Friday, October 9, 2015
Office of College Advancement
A Night of Science: Fun Learning Activities for All Ages at Ohlone College! - Press Release, Office of College Advancement
Fremont, CA—Ohlone College’s Night of Science & More opens a window into the world of science and its many interesting aspects, leading young minds to fulfilling education pathways and fast growing career opportunities. The entire community is invited to this showcase that will expose the fun, wonderful power of science with hands-on activities and demonstrations from Ohlone students and professors. This free event is for the whole family to experience together.
Participants will enjoy amazing chemistry experiments, and have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience using digital microscopes, and even high-powered telescopes to gaze at the stars. Touch the invertebrate inhabitants of the “wet lab” and discover a “fishy” way to farm using aquaponics. Guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Kane, San Francisco State astronomer and planet hunter, will speak on “Finding a New Earth: Exoplanets & Habitability.”
“This event makes science, and all of the wonder, excitement, and possibilities that come with it, accessible to the community. The doors of the college are open to everyone to explore, experiment, and engage with the science playground we’ve created,” said Renee Wong Gonzales, Student Activities Coordinator.
Expect mind-boggling interactive exhibits and fun activities. Delightful science shows by Mad Science (www.madscience.org) will transform laboratory projects into a fun, interactive learning experience. Gaze at the stars while a live DJ plays your favorite hits. Families and friends will enjoy a spectacular evening filled with scientific demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages. Ohlone students can find compelling student clubs that engage students in STEM activities.
Industry leaders will meet with attendees to answer questions and discuss careers options. Ohlone College professors in biology, environmental science, engineering and math will be available to discuss innovative research, and education programs at Ohlone College.
Ohlone’s Night of Science & More takes place Saturday, October 17 from 6 to 9pm at Ohlone College’s Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology on 39399 Cherry Street in Newark.
This event is free and open to the public. Food is available for purchase at the event.