Shoreline Community College will be the site of two family-friendly, science-oriented events this summer.
7th Annual SolarFest
On Saturday, July 17, Shoreline Community College hosts the 7th annual SolarFest. The fair includes a variety of exhibitors, a KidZone featuring hands-on creative activities, live music, a beer garden, Taste of Shoreline (with Southern, Asian, and Midwestern cuisines), speakers and elected officials, a film festival, and a Transportation Zone highlighting alternative fuel vehicles and electric cars.
SolarFest runs from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. in Shoreline’s West Parking lot. Admission is free; parking is $2.00 (walking, biking, and public transportation are encouraged).
SolarFest began in 2004 in celebration of the first solar installation at a Shoreline public school, and to raise public awareness regarding our use of resources. The fair showcases organizations and businesses which feature conservation and sustainability in their business practices. SolarFest is the longest running event of its kind in the Puget Sound region.
SolarFest Opening Night with Keynote Speaker Marcelo da Luz will take place at 7 p.m., Friday, July 16, in the Shoreline Community College Theater. Da Luz’s presentation is entitled Solar Goes a Long Way: The Power of One Solar Car Project. In 1999, da Luz dreamed of creating a solar car that would set world distance records. In the process of building his solar car, supporters from 24 countries joined the project and, since then, he and his team continue to break world records (including travelling 22,000 miles through America and Canada on solar power). In addition to the keynote presentation, SolarFest Opening Night includes a silent auction benefit, appetizers, and a no-host bar.
More information about SolarFest can be found at www.shorelinesolar.org.
2010 Camps for Curious Minds
Shoreline Community College will also be one of five locations for a variety of Pacific Science Center summer camps for kids. The camps at Shoreline will offer kids in grades 1 through 6 exciting, hands-on science activities in a beautiful setting. The one-week camps run from July 19 through August 20, and feature such topics as Big Bad Bugs, Amusement Park Science, Claymation Creations, Get Set to be a Vet, Spy Science, Splash Science, and Smartest Artists. For more information, including how to register, download the Summer Camp brochure.