Join us at Discovery Square

Maker Expo branded rockets

Excellent colour choices! Photo by Jason Panda.

Did you miss Kitchener’s Discovery Square Family Day on July 6th? Well, it was EPIC…. BUT you have another chance to blast to the moon tomorrow night (July 14th). The Maker Expo team will again be joining in the fun building rockets with TinkerTruck and THEMUSEUM’s MakerClub.

Bring your friends and family down to Kitchener City Hall between 5 and 8pm and let the kids build and launch (and keep!) their own foam air rocket. Last week the kids built over 300 rockets and conducted more than 1000 launches.

Among the other STEM education leaders in attendance were FIRST Robtics Teams DAVE and CyberCavs, The Kitchener Public Library, The Waterloo Region Year of Code team so it was an excellent night of fun with science all around.

We have lots of pictures below to prove just how much fun we had. After all “pics or it didn’t happen” is still a thing right?

Discovery Square is happening every week in July from 5-8pm:

Monday, July 6 – Big Music Fest does Family Day!
Tuesday, July 14 – STEAM, Eric Traplin and Ultimutts!
Tuesday, July 21 – STEAM, Bubbleology and Reptiles!
Tuesday, July 28 – STEAM, Dinosaurs and Eric Traplin!

 

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FIRST Robotics TEAM DAVE showing off their ball throwing robot. Photo by Matthew Bells.

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FIRTS Robitics CyberCavs launching a ball into the crowd. Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Packed booth building rockets. It only got busier from here. Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Three… Two… One… Blast Off! Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Adding rocket fuel. Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Science! Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Photo by Matthew Bells.

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Photo by Matthew Bells.

Young girl launching a rocket.

We are ALL Makers! Photo by Cam Turner.

Photo by Jason Panda.

Photo by Jason Panda.

Armed and ready. Photo by Jason Panda.

Armed and ready. Photo by Jason Panda.

Perhaps the city is looking for a name change to just plain #KWAwesome! GM1-00701

 

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