Space Place family workshops are offered during the school year on Saturdays at 10 a.m. for
children ages 6-10 and their families. The workshops are free and open to the public. No registration is required.
February 29 - "Life Saver Cars" Try to design a car that will move a load using only air.
March 7 - "Doggie Life Vest Challenge" Devise a personal floatation device or PFD to keep your "dog" afloat for at least one minute in a bucket of water.
March 14 - "It's Shocking" Experiment with static electricity. We guarantee your hair will be standing on end.
Space Place guest presentations are always free and open to the
public, and are offered the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
Tuesday, March 10 • 7:00-8:00 pm
"In the Beginning, There Was an Ecosystem" by
Lena Vincent, PhD candidate at Wisconsin Institute of Discovery
How life got started here on Earth remains one of the deepest unsolved mysteries in science. To tackle this problem, our research group has pioneered a novel framework called chemical ecosystem selection to study the emergence of simple life-like phenomena that may represent a bridge between non-living ingredients and complex systems capable of reproduction and evolution. This approach may help advance our understanding of how life arose on the early Earth and assess the potential for life on other worlds.