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Celebrate Earth Day at the CTSC

Sat, 22 April '17

Special Weekend Programme

Earth Day 300x200Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

PROGRAMME:

Saturday, 22 April 2017
11:00 – Jellyfish in a bottle (all ages • entry fee only)
12:00 – Camera Obscura (all ages • entry fee only)
13:00 – Science Show (all ages • entry fee only)
13:30 – Build a Terrarium (age 6+ • entry fee + R5)
13:30 – Demo: Water Filtration (all ages • entry fee only)
14:00 – Camera Obscura (all ages • entry fee only)
14:30 – Jellyfish in a bottle (all ages • entry fee only)
14:30 – Demo: Pollutant catcher (all ages • entry fee only)
15:00 – Science Show (all ages • entry fee only)
15:30 – Build a Terrarium (age 6+ • entry fee + R5)
15:30 – Demo: Van de Graaf Generator (all ages • entry fee only)

ACTIVITIES:

Jellyfish in a Bottle – Make a jellyfish and see it swim while discovering the dangers of pollution and why it is important to keep the ocean clean and pollution free.

Build a Terrarium – You can be fancy and call it a terrarium but in simple terms it is a garden in a bottle. Make your own garden in a bottle to take home and see how it grows.

Demo: Van de Graaf Generator – Discover how lightning works and find out why it is so important in maintaining nitrogen in our soil – a shocking experience!

Demo: Water Filtration – Discover what water filtration is all about in a simple homemade water filtration system.

Demo: Pollutant catcher – Our noses are adapted to tiny particles of air pollutants. See exactly how this works with a simple demonstration of a pollutant catcher.

WEEKEND REGULARS:

Camera Obscura Tours
Daily @ 12:00 & 14:00 (weather dependant)
Have you ever taken a tour of the city while standing on one spot? Join us on one of our Camera Obscura tours for a 360° view of the surrounding area. Listen out for announcements to join the tour.

Science Show
Daily @ 13:00
Some call it magic, we call it science. Our daily Science Shows will excite while nurturing awareness that science is a part of our daily lives.