The Port of Redwood City is among sponsors of three public events coming up:
- April 22: Marine Science Institute's Earth Day On the Bay, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Touch live sharks, make arts and
crafts, listen to the band the Hipwaders, climb aboard a 90-foot research vessel and set a net to sample what fish are swimming below. Free, but boat ride is $30. http://www.sfbaymsi.org/earthday Earth Day is celebrated every year on the 22nd of April. In 1970, a senator from Wisconsin, USA, Gaylord Nelson first conceived of this day. The senator was worried about the rate of industrialization and the careless attitude of everyone towards our environment.
- April 29: STEAM Fest 2.0, Courthouse Square, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Port and Seaport Industrial Association (SIA) will have a booth with interactive educational displays related to the industry and the Port. SIA members will be staffing the booth throughout the day.
Proceeds from STEAM Fest 2.0 benefit the Redwood City Library to bridge the digital gap for under-served area populations.
According to its website, STEAM combines separate academic fields in a way that helps students make sense of the world around them through project-based, experiential learning, and prepares them to provide better-informed, whole solutions.
- Science encourages understanding of natural and physical existence
- Technology promotes communicating what we've observed and learned
- Engineering considers thinking processes turning illusion to reality
- Art helps in expressing our thoughts and actions creatively
- Math interprets what we observe in shape, quantity, and space
Visitors to STEAM Fest 2.0 will find local area businesses, non-profits, and academic institutions come together for model demonstrations, interactive experience and classroom experiments to explore the wonders of STEAM, for those teaching as well as those learning.