In April 2011 the Education Division began offering a new family program called Super Science Saturdays at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Taking place on the second Saturday of every month and made possible by the support of FBR, this program focuses on a different topic each month.
Activities include games, experiments, and crafts that family members do together to explore scientific concepts such as impromptu science activities led by Explainers; science demonstrations that use props and audience participation to introduce scientific principles; Discovery Stations, which offer a hands-on learning experience; and stories aimed at children ages three to six.
Explainers, who conduct activities and serve as role models for young visitors, are a key component of Super Science Saturdays. Twenty two Explainers have been recruited from local high schools and colleges to work exclusively for this program.
Photo: An Explainer reads an aviation-related story to young visitors on Super Science Saturday at the Udvar-Hazy Center.