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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Annual Super Science Saturday is an amazing Ridgewood tradition.

For the 23rd year, Super Science Saturday will fill Ridgewood High School with a dazzling array of scientific exhibits, shows and presentations. The event will be held on Saturday March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone, all ages, is invited.

If you've never been to Super Science Saturday, you should check it out. It's really amazing to see how many kids, adults, teachers, parents, visitors, experts, animals, and more come out.

In addition to presentations from Ridgewood Police & Fire, Whole Foods, local college physics clubs, RHS science students, Valley Hospital and dozens of other experts, the Great Paper Airplane Contest, rocket launches, and an interactive show by the Franklin Institute, Ridgewood children are also invited to present their own science experiments and activities. Over the years, over 3,500 students have presented in the Hall of Science, and this year they're hoping to get that number to 4,000!

If your kids want to participate but they just don't have a good science project idea, all Ridgewood students are invited to participate in a three-week after school program designed to help students choose ideas and create projects. IT will take place at The Stable (259 N. Maple Ave.) on February 17, March 3 and March 10, from 3:30 to 5:30 on all days. To sign-up for the workshop, email Mel Powers at mel@superciencesaturday.org. Contact before Febrary 4 to reserve a space!

Click here for a Super Science Saturday flyer that tells more about the event and the workshops at the Stable.

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