Science on Tap: The Science of Wine

Science on Tap: The Science of Wine

The John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center will be hosting a fundraising event with Bond Street Wines on October 19th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. You’ll get to sample five wines and learn about how soil affects the wine-making process.

To purchase a ticket, call (864)583-2777. Tickets are $40, and all participants must be 21 or older with a valid ID. The event will be at the Science Center at 200 E. St. John Street.

Cloud Computing Camp

Cloud Computing Camp

Just a reminder, we have a few spaces left in the iCloud Computing camp, taught by Dr. Tyrone Toland from USC Upstate. The camp will be three days, July 10-12th, 10am to Noon, and will cost $75. Kids do not need to bring a computer, as laptops will be provided for their use.

Nocturnal Insect Hike at the Cottonwood Trail

Nocturnal Insect Hike at the Cottonwood Trail

Join us for a nocturnal insect hike!

On June 10th from 9-10, Dr. Jonathan Storm will be holding a nocturnal insect hike at the Cottonwood Trail with SPACE and the science center. We’ll have black lights out to attract insects, so who knows what neat things we might see.

Space is limited to 30 participants so please RSVP, and admission is $5, free to members of SPACE or the Science Center.

In the case of a rain-related cancellation, we will announce here and on Facebook by 6PM – if nothing is posted, consider the event on!

Science on Tap: The Science of Distilled Spirits

Science on Tap: The Science of Distilled Spirits

The John F. Green Science Center is currently selling tickets for a fundraising event, The Science of Distilled Spirits. Hosted by Motte & Son’s Bootlegging Co., the event will include a tour of the facility, a talk on the distilling process, tasting of 5-6 different spirits, mixers, and an event glass. Since this is a fundraising event, 80% of the cost is tax deductible. Tickets are $40 each and participants must be 21 or older.

First Lego League – New Team Members Wanted!

First Lego League – New Team Members Wanted!

If your child is interested in robotics and wants to become a member of a great team…we have a place for you!  Our own Spartanburg Science Center Robotic Raptors has places on their team for the 2017 Competition Year!  Our 2016 team won first place in robot design at this year’s qualifier!

This is for serious robotic kids that want to learn about robotics and enter a competition to showcase their design and research.  The team meets twice a week.  These team meetings are mandatory! This is for kids that Robotics is their “thing”!

If you think you might be interested, please send me an email and we will send you an application packet.  Spaces are limited.  This team is for serious kids between the ages of 11-13.  If you think this is something that your child is “wired” to do, please email mlevens@spartanarts.org for an application packet!If you know of someone that does not receive our emails, please forward this to them!  We are looking for a great team again this year!