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Military Kids Offered Science Center Fun Night


AMES, Iowa--Military kids and their families can attend a Science Center of Iowa (SCI) Fun Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 26, 2007.  The evening is available through  Operation:  Military Kids (OMK) at no cost to military families.

Operation:  Military Kids (OMK) is funded by the U.S. Army’s Child and Youth Services and is in partnership with the Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development Program.

“Military kids and their families are welcome to come to the center earlier in the day,” said Chris Gleason, 4-H OMK project director. SCI is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and OMK staff will be there to greet military guests with a wristband for general admission.  

“While at the Science Center, you can play, touch and explore more than 150 hands-on exhibits in six themed platforms, plus see science come alive in dynamic demonstrations by the SCI team,” Gleason said.

Three special programs will be offered for families of Iowa military kids, including Fire and Ice, which explores states of matter at extreme temperatures; Iowa Skies Tonight, a look at constellations and planets; and Zap2, a chance to investigate electrons and electricity. 

For more information about SCI or for an IMAX film schedule, visit www.sciowa.org.  IMAX tickets will not be provided by OMK.

To learn more about OMK in Iowa or to get more information about the SCI Fun Night, contact Gleason at (515) 294-1557 or cgleason@iastate.edu.

Contacts :
Chris Gleason, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1557, cgleason@iastate.edu
Carol Ouverson, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu