Celebrate STEM Day with Interactive Labs and 50th Anniversary of Alcatraz National Park
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Celebrate National STEM Day at Alcatraz East Crime Museum
lcatraz East Crime Museum invites guests to get up close and personal with STEM demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the celebration room. They will put maritime crimes in the spotlight, showing careers in protecting marine life and habitats.
The museum has teamed up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to take a deep dive in offering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) demonstrations throughout the day. Guests will have the exciting opportunity to learn about the science of oil and water and how big oil spills have a detrimental impact on marine life. Guests will gain a better understanding of the damaging effects that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 had on the ocean and animals that live there.
The day will also inspire young guests to consider careers in marine science and habitat protection. Alcatraz East will be putting career opportunities in NOAA in the spotlight. NOAA employs over 3,000 people, including veterinarians, oceanographers, and research biologists. The museum will share some of the things that people do in these career fields. For example, NOAA has law enforcement officers who focus on protecting threatened marine life species. They work to apprehend and prosecute individuals who are in violation, while working with other STEM-related positions in different divisions.