7th Annual KITES Festival

7th Annual KITES Festival
ECOGIG outreach staff Emily Davenport talks to students at GA Towns Elementary in Atlanta, GA about ocean exploration. (c) ECOGIG

March 30, 2018

ECOGIG brought the ocean to approximately 200 students at GA Towns Elementary in Atlanta, GA. We talked to them about ocean exploration and things you might see in the deep sea - then they got to drive model versions of ROVs! 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 7th 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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