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 Three Upcoming Events
Marine Science Institute Earth Day April 22

STEAM Fest 2.0 and 12th Annual Maritime Day at the History Museum April 29

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
    The Hipwaders
    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. 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. 
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  • April 29: 12th Annual Maritime Day at the History Museum, 2200 Broadway, Redwood City, held in conjunction wit the Steam Fest 2.0, also sponsored by the Port and Sims Metal Management, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., learn about local maritime history as you participate in craft activities.
Activities include:
  • Build your own model ship: In the early 1850s, ships were one of the best ways to get to California.
  • Make a lighthouse: In the 1850s, the California coastline was very dangerous for mariners. California lighthouses were built at the most dangerous points, protecting both passengers and cargo.
  • Tie Knots: Learn knots used on ships.
  • Signal Flags: Learn about signal flags. The International Code of Signals was first adopted in 1855 as a means of maritime communication.
  • Make a nautical bracelet: Beginning first as a pastime, sailors fashioned bracelets from excess rope found on their ships. Soon, it became an opportunity for them to showcase their craftsmanship.
    Photo by Audrey Luke.
  • Make a compass rose: Learn how sailors navigated.

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