Safety Month continues Saturday at Adventure Science Center
Variety of programs feature fun, learning for all ages
NASHVILLE, June 19, 2015—Adventure Science Center has joined with organizations across the country in recognition of National Safety Month in June. Special activities continue this Saturday, June 20, during Home Safety Day. Thursday, June 25, is Sports Safety Day. Activities are included with general admission, and more information is available at www.adventuresci.org/safety.
Home Safety Day, June 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Join volunteers from UL and explore the science behind keeping your home safe and what steps you can take to avoid everyday dangers.
- · Water Safety:
o Floating vs. Sinking – Learn why certain things float and other sink – including you!
o Bend the Water – Discover how an electrical charge affects water.
- · Fire Safety:
o Fire in the Home! – Practice your best “smoke crawl” and see if you can escape our maze.
o Choke the Smoke – Learn how to use the microwave safely.
o Escape Plan – Make your own fire escape plan to keep your family safe.
- · Kitchen Safety:
o Elephant Toothpaste? – Explore chemical safety with an amazing reaction.
o Overload! – Discover how circuit breakers work.
Sports Safety Day, June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sports and recreation-related injuries, including concussions and broken bones, affect millions of children each year. Meet members of Vanderbilt Athletics and learn about why head and other body injuries are dangerous and the technology available to prevent them.
- · 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. – The Culture of Sports: Join Vanderbilt University team physician, Dr. Alex Diamond, and athletic trainer, Mollie Malone, as they discuss a range of sports-related safety precautions parents should take when their child is involved in physical activities.
- · Heads Up – Your brain is an important organ to keep protected, but being involved in sports increases your risk of brain injuries. Learn about brain injuries and how you can prevent them.
- · Bone Center – Explore the anatomy, composition and function of bones while learning about how you can help bones do their jobs.
- · Heart Sports – Take a look at the circulatory system and the cardiac muscle of a real sheep heart and learn how it relates to a human’s heart.
- · Meet and talk to staff and coaches from Vanderbilt Athletics as they present some of their tips to keep safe while being active in sports, including:
o Finding a Balance: Playing Sports and Academics and Life
o Conditioning: Muscular Strengthening, Nutrition and Hydration
- · Join the Nashville Football Club in its “Safety in Soccer” presentation, where you’ll learn about the injuries that can occur while playing soccer, different gear that can keep you safe while playing, and the proper way to wear your protective gear.
Anyone 13 and older who wears Vanderbilt Athletics apparel or shows a valid Vanderbilt ID will receive $1 off an adult/teen general admission ticket and is eligible for one half-price child (2-12) ticket June 25-30 only. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.
Safety Month is sponsored by UL. Special thanks to Vanderbilt Athletics for additional program support. Program subject to change.
About Adventure Science Center
For nearly 70 years, Adventure Science Center has brought science to life for students, teachers and families in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, Northern Alabama and beyond. The Center offers hands-on, interactive exhibits and engaging programs that encourage visitors of all ages to explore how science is relevant in their lives. Adventure Science Center encourages imagination and curiosity in a fun, dynamic learning environment. For more information, call (615) 862-5160 or visit www.adventuresci.org.