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April 2017

Explorations Field Trip: Hall of Human Origins at Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

April 6 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am
National Museum of Natural History,
10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Washington DC, DC 20560 United States
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Rockville Science Center members, join Richard Shrager, docent at the Hall of Human Origins (HHO) in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, as he gives us a tour of the HHO on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 10 - 11 am. Topics to be covered are: 1. Genetic relationships between humans and other species. 2. Relations between modern humans and their early human predecessors. 3, The stages in our evolution from ape-like ancestors. 4. Our recent and current relation to…

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LEGO Robot Sumo – SUGO!

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Studio i Makerspace at Rockville Memorial Library,
21 Maryland Ave
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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SUGO is the not-so-ancient art of building Sumo Wrestling Robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS. The idea was born right here in Maryland! Don't bother bringing anything but your imagination. First - form a team of 1-4 Elementary or Middle School age kids (these can be friends, family or even strangers). Register on the Library calendar. Show up at 11AM, then we build like crazy for 2 hours. The goal is to make the best Sumo Lego robot you can (within the…

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Science Tuesdays – Naturally Science

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rockville Senior Center,
1150 Carnation Dr
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Chris Helmuth has six years experience teaching Hands On Science. Chris, an artist, uses natural material to explain how interactive early play leads to innovation in science. Science Tuesday features an engaging monthly presentation and conversation with a scientist, with each meeting focusing on a different topic. No scientific background is required, just curiosity. Events are free to attend, with registration required through the City of Rockville (click on "Advanced Search" at the lower left and search for "Science Tuesdays").

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Science Cafe: Bees – Keep Them Thriving In Your Backyard

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Branded ’72,
387 E Gude Dr
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Come and hear from a Maryland beekeeper who is active in the bee protection movement how you can strengthen the local bee population in your own backyard. About our Speaker Luke Goembel, an award-winning former NASA spacecraft instrument designer, decided to try his hand at beekeeping in 2009, when he learned that producing honey himself would be cheaper than buying it. He bought five pounds of bees and has not bought another package since — something that’s unusual for a…

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Rockville Science Day

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Montgomery College Rockville Campus,
51 Mannakee St
Rockville, 20850 United States
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Rockville Science Day 2017 April 23, 2017, noon to 5pm Montgomery College, Rockville campus 51 Mannakee St, Rockville MD 20850 See all the details of Rockville Science Day here. Held annually on the Montgomery College campus, Rockville Science Day features a variety of science and technology-related exhibits, activities, games and demos. Activities and exhibits over our 27 years have included rocket-building (and firing), telescope viewing, a travelling planetarium, all kinds of robots, backyard wildlife, ship models, microscopes, snakes, oyster farming,…

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