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Rockville Science Day Celebrates 25 Years

Rockville, Md., March 28 – Launch rockets, meet animals, program robots or take part in hands-on experiments to experience science first hand at the 25th annual Rockville Science Day.

This free event, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, is organized by the Rockville Consortium for Science and sponsored by the City of Rockville, Montgomery College and the Rockville Science Center. It will take place at Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St.

More than 80 exhibitors will help families enjoy a day of learning and fun. Through a variety of activities, participants can learn about a wide range of sciences including environmental science, space exploration, reptiles and birds, biotechnology and much more. This year, visitors can expect to see a “secret” special delivery from NASA. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended Science Day.

On Monday, the Mayor and Council, who are co-sponsors of the event, are scheduled to issue a proclamation declaring April 6 as Science Day in Rockville. The proclamation urges residents to participate in the event and connect with science in the “real world,” adding, “Science lies at the heart of technological progress, space exploration, human and ecological health and environmental concerns.”

Article by courtesy of the Rockville Science Center

Rockville Science Day is an opening event for the USA Science & Engineering Festival, which is April 26-27 at the Washington Convention Center.

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In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youth to the wider Montgomery County student body.

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