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Senita Valley, partners host science night


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  • Natalie Luna Rose/Vail Unified School District

The Vail School District and the AZ SciTech Festival are partnering up to highlight several STEM activities for families in the Vail community through the Vail SCITECH week.

On Thursday, January 30, Senita Valley Elementary, located at 10750 E. Bilby Road in Tucson will host a Family Science Night, starting at 6:30 p.m.  This will be the first year that Vail Schools will be hosting science related events all week long for our students and families to attend. Senita Valley’s event is slated to be the largest and will be open to the entire community.

This event will include hands on activities through the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society, U of A Tree Lab, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, Saguaro National Park, Arizona Wet Project, TEP Electricity Demo, SARSEF, and Tucson Women In Stem- Promoting Girls in Science.

The Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will host a Star Party.  There will also food trucks and door prizes from the Phoenix Zoo, Children’s Museum of Tucson, Pima Air and Space, Titan Missile Museum, Colossal Cave Mountain Park, International Wildlife Museum and performances by Mad Science of Tucson.  Be ready for a night full of science, food, and fun!

The AZ SciTech Festival is a statewide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) held annually in February and March. The Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 about how STEM will drive our state for next 100 years. The AZ SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of over 450 organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community and K-12.

For more information on the visit, please contact Becky Hardesty at (520) 879-3138, hardestyb@vail.k12.az.us or http://sve.vail.k12.az.us/event/sve-science-night/.