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October 2, 2018

STEAM – Themed UnConference with Destination Moon

Trying Together is proud to partner with the Senator John Heinz History Center for this UnConference! To commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the mission, the Heinz History Center is partnering with the Smithsonian to host “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission”, an epic exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and presented in Pittsburgh by UPMC.

On Saturday, November 3 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., we will begin our day with an in-depth exploration of the Apollo 11 mission, the birth of the American space program, and the space race with Director of Education Mariruth Leftwich and Smithsonian Air and Space Museum Early Learning specialist Ann Caspari. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see a national treasure in Pittsburgh – the Command Module Columbia.

Then, Ms. Caspari and Ms. Leftwich will lead us through interactive, hands-on STEAM exercises related to the exhibit that can easily translate into an early childhood classroom. The afternoon features STEAM oriented workshops by local organizations.

When the workshops are finalized, you will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select your preferred workshops. Please register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018.

We will do our best to place you in your requested workshop, but this is not guaranteed. There is limited space in each workshop and workshop placement is based on the date of your registration, so we recommend you register early. For groups of 6+ people, there is a 10% discount. Please email Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org for more information.

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