Science Education Enrichment Day (S.E.E.D)
Saturday, October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
UofSC Aiken (Ruth Patrick Science Education Center)
Admission Cost: FREE
Family-themed festival celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. https://www.usca.edu/rpsec/events/seed
Imagine getting up close with honeybees, talking turkey, launching a rocket, making an edible earth, driving a championship robot, making paper, or virtually traveling through outer space.
As part of the free event, attendees will celebrate innovations in STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. S.E.E.D goers will roam the university's campus, visiting the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center and other sites at UofSC Aiken. Student groups, regional corporations, museums, professional organizations, government agencies, educators, and national labs join forces to present engaging hands-on activities for guests of all ages.
With the goal of increasing awareness of the role of science, technology engineering and mathematics in society and conveying the joy of STEM, S.E.E.D is hosted each year to give young learners 'up close and personal' interaction with real-world scientists, engineers and other technical professionals.
Highlights of S.E.E.D. include:
- Hands-on exhibits, activities and stage performances.
- Exhibitors include the National Wild Turkey Federation, Columbia Marionette Theatre, American Nuclear Society, S.C. State Museum, Savannah Riverkeeper, Kimberly-Clark, UofSC Aiken, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the Astronomy Club of Augusta and many more;
- Demonstrations of technologies and intriguing science including robotics, nuclear power, flight, carnivorous plants, neuroscience, biodiversity and much more.