The VSU STEAM Center hosts an interactive weather exhibit

The VSU STEAM Center hosts an interactive weather exhibit

October 31, 2023
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Jessica Pope
Communications and media relations coordinator

Valdosta State University's STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation presents the art and science of weather from 2pm-6:30pm on Saturday, November 11. This experience is free and open to the public.

vsu-steam-center.jpgValdosta State University's STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation is located at 1302 N. Patterson St.

VALDOSTA – Valdosta State University's STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation presents the art and science of weather from 2pm-6:30pm on Saturday, November 11. This experience is free and open to the public.

The Art and Science of Weather is a series of interactive exhibits designed to help learners of all ages gain a better understanding of different types of weather phenomena. STEAM Center guests can interact with a 10-foot tornado, touch a cloud, create a rainbow with prisms, turn the Earth 15 feet wide to discover the Coriolis effect, and more.

“Weather impacts our daily lives,” said Dr. Brian Gerber, director of VSU’s STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation. “It helps you decide what to wear and perhaps what to do during the day. Weather can affect our mood, it affects our health, and for many people who work agricultural jobs, it affects their livelihoods. Severe weather, like the recent Hurricane Idalia, can It disrupts people's lives because of the devastation it causes. Understanding weather can make an uncertain world more certain and predictable for everyone.

In the coming months, VSU's STEAM Center team expects to host about 3,000 students from the area interested in exploring the Weather Arts and Sciences Exhibit.

November 11 is the only time this experience will be open to the general public this year.

VSU's STEAM Center is committed to developing innovative and creative educational activities that increase interest in STEM fields—while also demonstrating how art plays a central role in driving innovation. It offers summer camps for community youth. Field trip experiences for area elementary, middle, and high schools; Training workshops that help teachers learn new ways to teach, support, encourage and inspire students in their classrooms; And other life-changing initiatives across South Georgia. It is located at 1302 N. Patterson Street in Valdosta.

On the web:
https://www.valdosta.edu/steamcenter/

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