Exploration Stations

Exploration Stations

Exploration Stations


20+ activities

MSF Showcase Event

Saturday, March 16; 9:00am-4:00pm
Cross Center Ballroom

Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street

Roll-up your sleeves and learn through various hands-on activities from scientists and practitioners around the state. Make sure to stop in and visit each activity, and see how science is everywhere!


Understanding Weather Extremes in Maine; The Past, The Present and The Future – National Weather Service Caribou Office  

Marble run engineering and design – Girl Scouts of Maine

Stormwater Pollution Demonstration Model – Bangor Area Stormwater Group (BASWG)

Ask a Researcher – University of Maine Research

Space Farming – Maine Board of Pesticides Control

Sea Farm Explorer – Sea Farm Explorer Program & Maine Discovery Museum

Mechanics of Walking, Standing, and Taking Care of Your Feet – Winterport Boot Shop

SNAP Dairy Test and Magnetism, Microscopes and Milk – IDEXX Laboratories

Build and test a robot from a kit of parts – Robotics in Maine

Make-Your-Own-Lotion and Pill Counting Challenge – The Rho Chi Society, Husson University’s School of Pharmacy

Hands-on Astronomy – Cornerstones of Science

Out of the Blue: Exploring Maine’s Edible Seaweeds – Maine Sea Grant

Bee Bots – Challenger Learning Center of Maine

From Mouth to Gut-How Science Helps Us Stay Healthy – Husson University College of Science and Humanities & School of Nursing

Op Art & Optical Illusions! – University of Maine Museum of Art

Build An Insect – Bangor Land Trust

Filtration Demo – Maine Maritime Academy

Mixed Reality World – Eastern Maine Community College

A Pocket Model of the Solar System – Emera Astronomy Center

Crystal radio set – 19th Century Curran Homestead Village at Fields Pond & Newfield


Participating MSF Partners:
Bangor Area Stormwater Group; Bangor Land Trust, Challenger Learning Center of Maine; Emera Astronomy Center, Girl Scouts of Maine; Husson University; Maine Maritime Academy; Maine Sea Grant; University of Maine; University of Maine Museum of Art


Audience: all ages

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