First-Ever Science Fiesta Inspires Young Minds | Texas Public Radio

First-Ever Science Fiesta Inspires Young Minds

Mar 7, 2016

A warm, sunny day greeted about 3,000 attendees to the first ever Science Fiesta on Saturday, March 5, a brand-new event conceived of and organized by Travis Block, graduate student at UT Health Science Center.

Family-friendly exhibits encouraged children and families to touch, play, and explore the natural world around them, whether it was viewing sunspots through a high-powered telescope, making music by tapping fruits and veggies attached to circuits, or handling a real human brain. Read the story from our friends at the San Antonio Express-News here.

Kicking off the event at 1:00 was a panel discussion about making science more present in the community, and offering kids more opportunities to get involved with science.

TPR’s Louisa Jonas moderates the discussion, featuring panelists: