Rocky Mountain PBS and the John McConnell Math & Science Center Present
Wild Kratts Underwater Science Night
Rocky Mountain PBS and the John McConnell Math and Science Center are co-hosting a Wild Kratts Underwater Family Science Night on Thursday, February 7 from 6-8:30pm at the John McConnell Math and Science Center in Grand Junction. Families will have the opportunity at the event to explore animal creature powers, perform science experiments and other hands-on activities, make creature power discs, and see a special screening of the one-hour Wild Kratts special, “Lost at Sea."
In “Lost at Sea,” brothers and wildlife explorers Martin and Chris Kratt go under the sea in two new episodes filled with humor, excitement and a whole lot of science. Wild Kratts transforms Martin and Chris Kratt into animated versions of themselves, allowing the real-life zoologists to visit wild animals in their little-seen habitats and showcase key science concepts along the way. Geared to kids ages 6 to 8, each episode of Wild Kratts presents age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers — and young viewers — meet. The series premiered on PBS KIDS in January 2011 and is part of Rocky Mountain PBS’ ongoing commitment to STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — education for kids.
The cost of admission to the event is $5 per family. And members of Rocky Mountain PBS or the John McConnell Math & Science Center are invited to a members-only preview with snacks and special giveaways. The members-only event begins at 5pm and includes admission.
For more information, contact Aaron Hoffman at (970) 589-8112 or email@example.com
February 7, 2013
John McConnell Math and Science Center
2660 Unaweep Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Admission: $5 per family
About Rocky Mountain PBS
Each week, nearly 900,000 people throughout Colorado turn to Rocky Mountain PBS to discover inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities.
Rocky Mountain PBS celebrates its 57th anniversary on the air this year. The network began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television station. It is now Colorado’s only statewide television network, with stations in Denver (KRMA), Pueblo/Colorado Springs (KTSC), Steamboat Springs (KRMZ), Grand Junction (KRMJ) and Durango (KRMU). To learn more, visit rmpbs.org.
About John McConnell Math and Science Center of Western Colorado
The John McConnell Math and Science Center is striving to address the critical need to prepare students for careers in science and technology in the 21st century. Through interactive displays, inquiry-based lessons and demonstrations and other forms of hands-on learning, the Center allows students of all ages to engage with a wide range of math and science subjects. These experiences enlist their natural curiosity and expand their excitement for learning and applying knowledge about the scientific world. The Center also serves teachers by helping them develop resources and new ideas to enhance their classroom teaching capabilities. In addition to the Center’s displays and exhibits for visitors, the Center conducts classroom outreach around the Western Slope of Colorado. The Center is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that is funded by generous grants, gifts from individuals, fees and partnerships. To learn about the Center or about upcoming Family Science Nights and other events, including Spring Semester camps, visit www.mathandsciencecenter.org.