July 15, 2005  


(Image courtesy of Teresa Troxel)

Register Now for Kids Day @ SLAC!
Registration Ends July 22

By Teresa Troxel

Kids Day @ SLAC 2005 will be held on Wednesday, August 10. Registration will begin Monday, July 5, and will close on Friday, July 22. As in the past, SLAC employees and contractors may sponsor a 9-16 year-old child.

This year there will be 19 hands-on workshops for the kids to attend. These include electronics, mechanics, welding, rockets, magnetics, radiation, vacuum and paleontology to name a few.

There are four new workshops added to the choices: monster muscles, catapults, optics and electric motors. The workshops are grouped so that each kid attends different workshops in the morning and the afternoon. A kid would need to attend Kids Day for six years in order to attend all of the workshops!

There are additional safety considerations this year and each parent will be required to read about the risks involved in each workshop as well as to comply with required PPE (long pants and closed-toe shoes) for each kid.

The cost for the day is $12 and will cover a t-shirt, lunch and ice cream. This year’s t-shirt logo design winner is Jenine Fernandez, age 14. Her central figure is an inquisitive Albert Einstein-very timely for 2005, the ‘Year of Einstein!’

For additional Kids Day information, go to: http://www-project.slac.stanford.edu/kidsday/2005/detailhtm.htm


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Last update Friday July 15, 2005 by Topher White