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Wednesday, August 1 • 11:00am - 11:30am
The Aquarius Project: Using Narrative and Hands on Science to Drive Youth Innovation

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It often takes more than the right tech to activate authentic youth engagement with science exploration. Through “The Aquarius Project,” brand new makers found the inspiration to engage in hands on science by joining a story bigger than themselves.

Months ago, a sonic boom shook the residents of the Midwest. A meteor traveling at 38,000 miles an hour entered our atmosphere and exploded with a force equal to 10 tons of dynamite. Weather radar spotted the end of its journey as it splashed down into Lake Michigan. There is little known about the lake bottom in this region. It is this combination of knowns and unknowns that has inspired high school students and science professionals from across Chicago to mount, “The Aquarius Project.” This multidisciplinary endeavor is the first student driven attempt at underwater meteorite retrieval.

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Chris Bresky

Manager of Teen Programs, Adler Planetarium
Chris Bresky is a trained artist and educator who currently works at the Adler Planetarium finding creative ways for the public to engage with science. He is interested in using story and narrative to inspire exploration. He has been awarded the Jon Lipsky Award for Excellence in... Read More →

Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
MIT Tang Center, E51-149 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA 02142