If you’ve always wanted to visit Michigan Science Center (Mi-Sci) this Saturday its doors will be open to visitors free of charge.
“This is something we offer several times a year to make the Michigan Science Center more accessible to everyone,” said Andy Zulkiewicz, director of visitor center operations for Mi-Sci. “We want to grow the audience.”
Online tickets for the event, made possible by the support of Strategic Staffing Solutions, are already sold out, but attendees can purchase tickets at first come, first served at the door. However, due to its popularity, another free Community Day event is planned for the fall.
Science affects almost every aspect of life—even stage production and animal conservation, as the cast of Detroit Shakespeare and the Detroit Zoo will demonstrate through a variety of fun and engaging activities.
“We appreciate the support of Strategic Staffing Solutions and our partners, Shakespeare in Detroit and the Detroit Zoological Society, for helping us organize a free community day that brings children and families closer to the arts and animal conservation,” said Dr. r Christian Greer, President. and CEO of Mi-Sci.
Greer said the many activities planned will also show young people the incredible variety of career paths available when students embrace STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).”
Planned activities of the free day
The Shakespeare in Detroit STEAM program provides artistic and professional training for students in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Detroit area and focuses on production lighting science, sound design technology, form or costume design, classical performance art, and mathematics. in creating a set.
Check out the screenings and events planned by Shakespeare in Detroit:
• Science of sound: rain stick, thunder stick and bell
• Lighting technology: light board and flashlights with gel lamps
• Form engineering: sewing machine and fabric for stitching
• The Art of Classic Literature: Scenes and Monologues from Shakespeare’s Plays for Acting
• Set design math: Playdoh and a miniature set
Detroit Zoological Society along with Belle Isle Nature Center staff will share engaging activities that inspire guests to connect with the natural world and support skills such as inquiry, empathy, critical thinking and informed decision making. Host stations will focus on animal welfare, conservation, sustainable development and humane education.
Some activities will include:
• Exploring animal welfare research using the science and tools of thermal infrared cameras.
• Guests will take on the role of a conservation officer, learning about how the zoo plans research that informs wildlife populations locally and globally.
• Guests delve into STEM in sustainability, exploring how trees and other plants can help us fight climate change.
• Guests will be able to design and problem-solve as a “solver”, a person who solves problems related to animals and the environment, while learning how DZS is committed to helping all animals, including domesticated animals such as dogs and cats, and wild animals like wolves and tigers.
“Strategic Staffing Solutions is always excited to partner with community organizations to host public events that educate and entertain visitors of all ages,” said Cynthia Paskey, founder and CEO of Strategic Staffing Solutions, a global IT consulting and business services corporation that belongs to women . “Our continued support of the Michigan Science Center symbolizes our company’s commitment to support local institutions that make a difference in everyone’s lives.”
The Michigan Science Center is located at 5020 John R. St., Detroit.
For more information visit mi-sci.org/