The hub location offers an open are where participants can enjoy a variety of educational (and entertaining) activities
without having to register for a specific time period.
Children do not need to register for specific activities, but they do have to register for the event. To register
your child, go to the
Gently used children's books will be available for free to any child participating in Take Your Child To Work Day. Stop by the Scientific Library in Building 549, 10-2, to select some books to take home and read.
Come make a paper rocket and see how high it will fly!
I will bring 2 alpacas the kids can pet, raw fiber for them to feel, show the process of carding to prepare the fiber for spinning and information posters.
Come by and help graph the demographics of the NCI at Frederick and Ft. Detrick. The R&W Club Frederick will have plenty of bottle caps to glue to a giant graph that will help us see the age distribution of those working here.
This workshop will show children how to write their name in Braille. (Julie: please use the same description as last year's registration).
Construct complex organic and inorgainic molecules using atom centers and bonds from a model set.
BHS will be represented in the Hub with a booth to provide information. More details next week.
Hands-on activities with various animals, skulls, furs, etc...
Come and meet our local 4-H members and learn about who they are and what opportunities that 4-H can give to you!
Come watch us make ice cream – lickety split – with one of the coldest liquids on earth. It will be the smoothest and yummiest ice cream you have ever tasted! Guaranteed – or your money back!
Please come join the Occupational Health Staff as we launch activities to get us "moving"!!! We will be having several stations to promote physical activity. We welcome the parents to join us as we have fun in the sun.
Picture yourself as a scientist! In this Hub activity, Scientific Publications, Graphics & Media staff will help you get “inside” a scientist’s head. Get your picture taken, but with a twist—your head on a scientist’s body! Your picture will be sent to your parent or guardian within the next few days of the event.
Make friends with a pet snake.
The Ft. Detrick Fire and Emergency Services will have their Hose Shoot Out Gallery along with information on fire safety. Come by and test your skills with a hose.
Stop by this hub activity for your “Healthy Street Smarts” license! Your photo will be taken and you’ll get your personal card with your picture on it. Show your license to your friends and family to prove that you are healthy! While you’re waiting for your card, check out the Stoplight Bean Bag Toss. Can you hit the red…yellow…or green light? Or all three? See how well you do in this game of skill, with lots of laughs thrown in!
Inflatable slide we bring every year
Why do insects look the way they do? We will discuss why insects come in various shapes and sizes and use real insects to illustrate how insects use protective collaration to avoid being someone elses food. There will also be some live specimens to
Take a break during Take Your Child To Work Day, stop by the cool Scientific Library in Building 549, and work on some puzzles! We will have different levels of jigsaw puzzles available for anyone to work on during the day. Work your brain cells while resting and cooling down from all the physical activity of TYCTWD.
Students will learn to make a polymer from simple household items - Elmer's glue, borax (laundry soap), and food coloring. The result is usually called flubber, silly putty, or GAK.
Stop by and meet Geo the Keeshond near the lunch tent.
Visit the Scientific Library during Take Your Child To Work Day and interact with a R.E.A.D. Therapy dog! The "Reading Education Assistance Dogs" program encourages young reluctant readers to read aloud to trained dogs, thereby improving their reading ability, fluency, and confidence.
Explore the world of animal rescue by meeting with volunteers from various rescue organizations as well as some of the animlas that they have rescued.