Contributed by Susan Wells, Blog Editor
Weather and Science Day at Coors Field 2009 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 11, 2011.
To purchase school group tickets, call Cathy Taylor with Group Sales at 303-312-2212.
May 11, 2011 – Coors Field
9:30 AM Gates Open
10:30 – 11:20 AM Weather & Science Wonders
1:10 PM Rockies vs. New York Mets
Admission is $10 for upper level tickets and $16 for lower and mid-level tickets. The stage will be located on the 1st baseline, so everyone will have a great seat. Schools also get to take advantage of free bus parking.
For more details or to request an order form, please contact Cathy Taylor at (303) 312-2212 In the event of bad weather, a make-up date of May 17th has been set.
Watch the video for a quick look at Weather & Science Day – May 5, 2009
Here’s what Steve Spangler shared with me…
I’m excited to be joined by my good friend Kathy Sabine, meteorologist extraordinaire, from 9News (KUSA-TV in Denver). Kathy will share some of her best weather predicting secrets and teach us the science behind our most extreme weather in Colorado. But this is not a sit and watch experience. I’ll have you up on your feet learning about the power of air as each person conducts their own science activity. We’re also working on some brand new science experiments that have been specially created just for this event. Learn about cool chemical concoctions, the power of pressure, properties of air, solar energy, extreme cold and the science of sound (lots of sound generated by you!). Guaranteed to have you laughing and learning… just watch out for the flying potatoes.
Weather and Science Day is not just for school groups. Anyone who has a ticket to the game can come early and join in the fun.
Following the event, students and their teachers will attend the Rockies and New York Mets game that begins at 1:10 p.m. School groups will have different seats for the game.