THANK YOU for your interest in Exploration Day!
We absolutely could not do this without you.

 

Exhibitors
As an exhibitor, you will create an exhibit that provides a hands-on science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) experience for children of all ages.  You will be responsible for interacting with children, answering their questions, and generally encouraging interest in STEM fields. 

The goal of Exploration Day is to excite and inspire children to pursue STEM opportunities.  This is easy to achieve with rockets and other flashy experiments, but please also present the science behind it. 

Historically exhibitors have been responsible for providing the materials and supplies they will need throughout the day. The event will
last for 5 hours and we expect about 3,000 attendees. If you think your group may have trouble providing materials for the entire event, please contact the Exploration Day staff.

Exhibitor Registration Form
If you are interested in developing a booth and presenting it at Exploration Day, please fill out the Exhibitor Registration Form

After completing this form, expect to receive an invitation to the Exploration Day Exhibitors and Volunteers Orientation meeting that will take place Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7pm in 114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

Volunteers
You also have the option of volunteering.  Rather than running a booth, you are responsible for helping with setup and making sure the day runs smoothly.  In the morning you will help with setup which could include setting up directional signs around the Bryce Jordan Center so attendees know where to go, registering exhibitors, helping the exhibitors setup their booths, posting balloons around the building, etc.  Throughout the day you may be sitting at a welcome desk to answer questions from the attendees, be a floater who helps the exhibitors if they need something, or help specific exhibits that require a little more assistance like the hovercraft which provides rides to children.  Volunteers work in rotating shifts, so you won't be stuck doing one thing all day.

Volunteer Registration Form
If you are interested in volunteering at Exploration Day, please fill out the Volunteer Registration Form.

After completing this form, expect to receive an invitation to the Exploration Day Exhibitors and Volunteers Orientation meeting that will take place Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7pm in 114 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building on the Penn State University Park campus.

Logistics

Exhibitor Booths and Signs:
Tables are 6' in length. Every table will be provided with a red, white or blue plastic tablecloth and each exhibit will also have balloons. Each group will have a 20"x30" printed sign that will stand on an easel or be posted behind their exhibit, so that attendees know what group you represent.

Event Schedule:
Exploration Day starts at 10:00am on Saturday, April 17th. We ask that all volunteers arrive at 7:45am and all exhibitors arrive between 8:00am and 8:30am. We will have an all-hands meeting at 9:30am to discuss the schedule for the day.  We ask that all exhibitors remain until 3:00pm. When you arrive PLEASE CHECK IN AT THE WELCOME TABLE to receive your packet of materials.

Food: The concession stands around the Concourse of the Bryce Jordan Center will be in operation.  The sponsors of Exploration Day will provide you with a $3 off food voucher to be used at any concession stand.

Electricity, Wireless, etc.
More information to come.

More Information
If you need more information or have specific questions, please contact the Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium at explorationday@psu.edu or (814) 863-7688