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Space Foundation Discovery Center Partners To Present Free ‘Water Detectives’ Interactive STEM Activity on Earth Day, April 22

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — April 19, 2021 — Space Foundation, a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983 for the global space ecosystem, today announced that in celebration of Earth Day 2021, Space Foundation Discovery Center is teaming up with the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center to present a free STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event “Water Detectives: Discover the Clues of Water on Earth and Beyond!

Event: Water Detectives: Discover the Clues of Water on Earth and Beyond!

Date: April 22, 2021, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Venue: Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, Colorado Springs

Admission: Free for children ages 6-12 and parents/guardians

Register: www.gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/calendar/visitorcenter-eventcalendar/adventure-series/387-water-detectives

Young detectives will first hike the trails of Garden of the Gods National Natural Landmark to search for clues of where water has been present in the park, and then guides from Space Foundation Discovery Center will lead them on a simulated mission to locate water on other planets — one of the keys to sustaining life on future space missions.

The event, sponsored by ANB Bank, will be enjoyable for kids of all ages but is most appropriate for children ages 6-12. Parents must accompany children, and all participants, including parents, must be preregistered due to limited capacity. Masks are required for the duration of the program.

About Space Foundation Discovery Center

Space Foundation Discovery Center is a dedicated space, science and technology center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is an interactive, education-focused destination that advances awareness, access and training in space exploration and space-inspired industries for students, teachers, families and space enthusiasts. Partnerships with government and commercial enterprises support exhibits like the El Pomar Space Gallery; Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring Science On a Sphere®; and Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, including the Mars Robotics Lab, the Education Activities Center, and the AGI Space Missions Simulation Lab. For more information, please visit https://www.discoverspace.org.

About Center for Innovation and Education

Center for Innovation and Education, a division of Space Foundation, is a lifelong learning platform for the global space ecosystem that offers workforce development and economic opportunity for students, teachers, entrepreneurs and professionals via digital programming or live at Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Through its Workforce Development Roadmap, sponsored programs, and global collaborations, Center for Innovation and Education enhances the outlook and opportunities for new jobs, careers and new business ventures through its Space Commerce Entrepreneurship Programs, New Generation Young Professional Program, Professional Teacher Training, and Space-Inspired Curriculum. To learn more about Center for Innovation and Education, please visit www.spacefoundation.org/cie.

About Space Foundation

Space Foundation is a nonprofit advocate organization founded in 1983, offering a gateway to education, information and collaboration for space exploration and space-inspired industries that define the global space ecosystem. Driven by a partnership model, Space Foundation operates three divisions that unite the entire spectrum of stakeholders — business, government, education and local communities — through corporate membership, sponsorship, fundraising and grants.  Center for Innovation and Education is a lifelong learning platform. Symposium 365 is the premier source for media and events, including the world-renowned Space Symposium. Global Alliance facilitates collaboration around the world. Visit Space Foundation at www.SpaceFoundation.org, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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Tags: Space Foundation, Space Foundation Discovery Center, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, Center for Innovation and Education, STEM education, Earth Day 2021

Media Contacts:

Rich Cooper
Vice President, Strategic Communications & Outreach
Space Foundation
(202) 596-0714
[email protected]

Dottie O’Rourke
TECHMarket Communications
(650) 344-1620
[email protected]

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