6th Annual KITES Festival

6th Annual KITES Festival
ECOGIG outreach lead Sara Beresford teaches students at the 6th annual KITES festival about the importance of deep sea exploration. (c) ECOGIG

March 31, 2017

ECOGIG brought the Ocean Discovery Zone to approximately 200 students at Scott Elementary in Atlanta, GA. This was part of a larger event called the KITES (Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering and Science) festival. Founded in 2011 by Marlene Reynolds, KITES puts exciting STEM education in the hands of underrepresented children. The goal of this event, now in its 6th year, is to expose students to the wonders and fascination of the sciences in order to ignite in them a life-long love of science, and by doing that, uncover the brilliance and potential that lies in every child. One jr. scientist summed up the goal of the program by stating, “We are all scientists, but we just don’t know it yet.”

More about the KITES Festival can be found HERE!


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