Ever wonder how the mountains around Colorado Springs formed, how the engines in our cars work, or what makes your favorite meal taste so good?
If these are the kind of questions you think about, get ready for the Colorado Springs Science Festival Oct. 5-13.
The festival is a weeklong celebration of all things science in the Pikes Peak region. A variety of community organizations host a number of engaging events to stimulate and engage inquisitive minds while encouraging an appreciation of our local scientific and technological achievements.
The festival kicks off at the University of Colorado Springs on Oct. 5 with the Cool Science Carnival Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be hands-on activities, open laboratories, student research presentations, and demonstrations designed to inspire fascination in the amazing world around us.
Throughout the week, other great events will include the Science Film Festival, a smartphone SCVNGR Hunt, and Family Day at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry. There will also be a Science of Beer Brewing tour at Bristol Brewing Company, a look at local food production at Venetucci Farm, and a nature hike in the Garden of the Gods. Evening lectures also aim to educate.
One of the highlight events of the week will be the Rubik’s Cube competition. Student teams will race to solve a set of twenty-five Rubik’s Cubes before their opponents in an ultimate battle of concentration.
I highly recommend checking out all that Colorado Springs Science Festival has to offer. Be sure to bring your kids, as most events are directed at enriching and captivating the minds of Colorado’s future.