Space Foundation Brings STEM Fun for Kids to the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 14, 2017) - The Space Foundation will offer hands-on STEM activities for children at its booth at the Pikes Peak Regional Airshow, to be held in Colorado Springs, Sept. 23 and 24. The activities are designed to introduce children of all ages and skill levels to basic concepts of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
 
Look for the Space Foundation booth in the Airshow's KidZone. Admission to the KidZone is free with Airshow admission. Activities at the Space Foundation booth will include:

  • "How Rockets Work" demo, showing simple chemical reactions that create "rocket power"
  • 3D printer demonstrations
  • Make Your Own Puff Rocket
  • Engineering Design Station, using Strawbees to create structures
  • Make Your Own Solar System Bookmark

The Space Foundation booth will also have drawings, prizes and coupons for discounted admission to the Space Foundation Discovery Center, the Pikes Peak region's only public space, science and technology center.

The Space Foundation will have a second booth in the concession area, selling fun space-themed items, including toys, books, games and posters. Sales from the booth will benefit Space Foundation education programs.

The Pikes Peak Regional Airshow will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Warbirds, as well as aerobatic teams and more than 30 vintage aircraft. Find information about Airshow tickets and directions at http://pprairshow.org/.

Learn more about the Space Foundation Discovery Center and its STEM education programs at http://www.discoverspace.org/.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is the world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate on behalf of the global space community. It is a nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium. Space Foundation headquarters is in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and has a public Discovery Center, including El Pomar Space Gallery, Northrop Grumman Science Center featuring Science On a Sphere® and the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center. The Space Foundation has a Washington, D.C., office and field representatives in Houston, Los Angeles and the Florida Space Coast. It publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity, and through its Space CertificationTM and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, recognizes space-based innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Visit both of our websites -- www.SpaceFoundation.org and www.DiscoverSpace.org -- and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Flickr and YouTube, and read our e-newsletter Space Watch.

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Space Foundation Contact:
Carol Hively, Director - Public Relations and Team Communications
[email protected]