Last year’s Weather & Science Day at Coors Field resulted in a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Physics Lesson. Thanks to support from the Colorado Rockies and 9News, the Steve Spangler Science team is excited to be a part of the 2nd Annual Colorado Rockies Weather and Science Day at Coors Field on May 12, 2010. Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store for this year’s event.
The event is scheduled to kick-off at 10:30 a.m. when I’ll be joined by my good friend Kathy Sabine, meteorologist extraordinaire, from 9News (KUSA-TV in Denver). Over the years, I’ve subjected Kathy to every imaginable situation in an effort to create some new experience that makes science fun. This year, Kathy will share some of her best weather predicting secrets and teach us the science behind our most extreme weather in Colorado… and I’ll try not to blow her up.
“Every big science show deserves a few erupting concoctions and some really cool kabooms,” said Steve as he filled a large trashcan with liquid nitrogen. “But this is not going to be a sit-and-watch experience. Every person in the audience will get to participate in a hands-on science activity right at their own seat.” This year’s experiment will illustrate the science of sound as audience members participate in the world’s largest display of science and sound. This part of the program is so big that the 9News helicopter will fly over to give us an aerial view of the experiment in action.
Over 8,000 teachers, parents and students from schools throughout Colorado have already signed up to be a part of the Weather & Science Day at Coors Field. Admission is $9 for upper level tickets and $15 for lower and mid-level tickets. Schools also get to take advantage of free bus parking. Following the event the students and their teachers will attend the Rockies and Phillies game that begins at 1:10 p.m. that afternoon.
For more details or to request an order form, please contact Kristy Hermann at (303) 312-2208 or [email protected]