Science and Storytime Schedule:
11:00 AM — Brian Floca, Moonshot: The Fight of Apollo 11
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing with Caldecott Medal winner Brian Floca, who will discuss the inspiration, research, writing, and drawings behind his award-winning book Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11.
12:00 PM — Bruce Goldstone, Super Summer
With summer right around the corner, learn how to build sundials to tell time using only the sun just like your ancient ancestors. Join author Bruce Goldstone in this interactive storytime session to explore the mystery of the seasons.
1:30 PM — Ruth Spiro, Made by Maxine
Maxine uses the scientific method to build just about everything in Ruth Spiro’s new book. Make a catapult to safely shoot food into a fishbowl and learn the physics behind these flipping feeders that Maxine, and you, construct.
2:30 PM — Rachel Dougherty, Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge
Discover Emily Roebling, the woman behind the success of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and then put on your engineering hat to experiment with tension, weights, and springs. You’ll be ready to build your own bridge in no time.
3:45 PM — Lily Xu, A.I. is for Animals
How is artificial intelligence helping protect the world’s most endangered animals? In this new short film by the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering, meet the researchers who are deploying cutting edge AI in 600 global parks to defeat armed poachers. Conduct interactive experiments with USC researcher, Lily Xu, to understand just how these supercomputer brains work.