BOEM Supports STEM Education at USA Science Festival April 16-17 at Washington, DC Convention Center

Outreach Challenges Students to “Energize Your Mind with Ocean Science

04-12-2016

Contact: Marjorie Weisskohl
703-787-1304

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WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is excited to return to the USA Science and Engineering Festival on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. BOEM’s booth, #3222, will be located in the Earth Sciences Pavilion. The festival is free and open to the public.

BOEM will debut a new electronic version of its “Energize Your Mind with Ocean Science” game and offer other hands-on activities including exhibits on geology, offshore oil and gas, renewable energy, and environmental science. Students, parents, teachers, and others will have the chance to hold million-year old rock samples, witness the potential of wind energy, and test their knowledge of the sciences BOEM uses every day.

The USA Science and Engineering Festival is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The festival includes entertainment and more than 3,000 exhibits and activities.

WHO:

BOEM scientists and engineers from the Environmental, Strategic Resources, and Renewable Energy Programs

WHAT:

USA Science and Engineering Festival

WHEN:

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.

Between 7th and 9th Streets, N.W., North of New York Avenue (Mt. Vernon Place)

By Metro: Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, Green and Yellow Lines

OPEN PRESS

Festival Media Contact: Shawn Flaherty, 703-554-3609.

https://youtu.be/0XQNeDZaYLw

- BOEM -

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes economic development, energy independence, and environmental protection through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy and marine mineral resources.