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Challenger celebrates International Pi Day with Family Science Night

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 9:46 a.m.

BANGOR – The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is holding the second of its series of Family Science Nights for 2014, this time in celebration of International Pi Day, on Friday, March 14, from 6:00 – 7:30 PM. Following the success of its inaugural event in 2013, Challenger will once again engage and challenge participants with a variety of fun pi activities for all ages, set up throughout its unique space-themed facility on Venture Way in Bangor.

Student volunteers from Bangor HS and John Bapst Memorial HS will be on hand to assist. The event is sponsored by The Fitch Company in Bangor. Additional support is being provided by Angelo’s Pizzeria on Hammond Street, which is donating pizza pies for the special event. All proceeds will support Challenger’s mission to inspire Maine students in science, technology, engineering and math education.

Admission is $3.00 / person with advance reservations ($5.00 at door, space permitting). To register online, visit astronaut.org, or call (207) 990-2900 x1.

Challenger Learning Center of Maine is part of the international Challenger Center for Space Science Education Network (challenger.org), founded in 1986 in the aftermath of the Challenger 51-L tragedy.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities to students around the world. These programs equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills that will help better our national social and economic well-being.

Our unique and proven teaching model – Challenger Learning Centers – gives students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through the Solar System. Using space simulation and role-playing strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success. Learning Centers reach into communities around the globe, engaging more than 400,000 middle school-age students and 40,000 educators each year. In Maine, the Challenger Learning Center is located at 30 Venture Way in Bangor.

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