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Night Lab: Summer Cinema – July 19

Boy, have we got a summer movie for you! Join us for food trucks, hands-on activities, and an outdoor screening of the original Westworld. Before Ed Harris was The Man in Black, Yul Brynner was The Gunslinger in Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi/western hybrid about a futuristic theme park populated by androids. Starting at 7:30pm go …

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Two Scientists Walk into a Bar…

In June, LabX staff attended the Science Events Summit in St. Petersburg, FL where they first heard about the Fleet Science Center’s Two Scientists Walk into a Bar ® program. The program, which perhaps sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke, is actually a fun community program run for the last three years …

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Extreme Event: Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

In May 2018, LabX staff traveled to Cypress, TX to bring the Extreme Event game to science and social studies teachers of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). CFISD’s mission is to maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st-century global leaders. It carries out this mission in …

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LabX Participates in ONE Fair

Renewable energy is a topic that has become increasingly relevant to average citizens, civic organizations and governments alike. Stakeholders recognize that renewable has outstanding potential, but also legitimate costs. How can these parties work across sectors to make choices related to energy sources and uses that are best for themselves and their communities? To help …

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Night Lab: Hackology

In March 2018, LabX and the Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) partnered with Museum Hack for a whirlwind workshop. Staff had 48-hours to master the Museum Hack method of storytelling, and then put together a public program for over 100 participants!   The end result of our collective efforts was Night …

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Extreme Event: Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

In November 2017, LabX staff facilitated Extreme Event for Fairfax County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). OEM leadership, as well as leadership from Fairfax County’s Community Resiliency Groups, gathered during one of their bi-weekly training sessions to play the game and learn more about how they might use Extreme Event in their community.  OEM is …

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