Join us for a free + fun afternoon exploring aspects of STEAM with the whole family! We'll have learning and activity stations set up for everyone in the family, ages 1 to 101! Come one, come all! For everyone in the family! Check out the schedule below! No registration necessary.
10am- 2pm – STEAM Stations Open
Bee’s in the D
Bricks 4 Kidz
11am – Presentation with National Geographic Author, David A. Aguilar
Bee’s in the D – Brian Peterson-Roest
Bees in the D is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city of Detroit and Southeast Michigan to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and the education of their importance to our environment.
Join a Bricks 4 Kidz class and you are a member of the Brick Club! Bricks 4 Kidz is ready to receive your students in one of our creative, fun, exceptional, and lively after school STEM programs. The learning can continue when school is out. We welcome back our students who have experienced our classes in the past. We look forward to seeing your new students soon in one of our locations.
We offer classes, camps, workshops, Scouts, birthday parties, family reunions, and more. Cannot find what you are looking for? Want to become of host site? Want to schedule a birthday party or special event? How about a fundraiser? Call us at 1-734-748-6039 .
Author – David Aguilar
DAVID A. AGUILAR is an internationally recognized naturalist/astronomer, author, space artist and musician with the unique ability to open minds to the vast frontiers of space and their potential effects on our own world. His expertise lies in sparking intricate, yet fascinating connections between the universe, nature, and ourselves. Through the development of global study tours, space science books, media consulting and provocative lectures, he contributes to some of today’s leading space-science exploration programs.
He strives to inspire young space enthusiasts with his award-winning books designed for kids and space learners of all ages. The latest release, “LUNA: The Science and Stories of Our Moon” (National Geographic Society) marks the historic 50th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon. He is author/illustrator of nine National Geographic and three Random House books including: ”7 Wonders of the Milky Way”, Space Encyclopedia, “Cosmic Catastrophes - 7 Ways to Destroy a Planet Like Earth”, “13 Planets”, and “Alien Worlds - Your Guide to Extraterrestrial Life in the UNIVERSE.
David is a 2018 recipient of the National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book Award and New York Public Library’s “Top Pick - Best Books for Kids and Teens”; the Junior Library Guild Award, Garden State Book Award for BEST Science Book, the CA Reading Association Eureka! Award, and the Texas Topaz Outstanding Science Book Award.
He is former Director of Science Information and Public Outreach at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, MA, the world’s largest astronomical research organization. He is the past Director of Media & Marketing Communications for Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation in Boulder, Colorado and past Director of the Fiske Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After 14 years with Harvard CfA, he joined NASA’s New Horizons Mission Media Team for the historic Flyby of Pluto and re-joined the team again in 2018-19 for the Ultima Thule Kuiper Belt (KBO) Flyby to the farthest object ever explored in our solar system.
Onscreen contributor, content developer and space artist for the History Channel’s “UNIVERSE” series, the Science Channel’s “NASA Unexplained Files”, and NHK (Japanese National Television Corporation) COSMIC FRONT series, and a featured narrator in the nationally touring, award-winning documentary on the father of space art, “Chesley Bonestell: A Brush With The Future”.
In 2010, Asteroid 1990DA was named in honor of his exceptional contributions to the advancement of science education. He has the added distinction of being a 2008 Grammy-nominated songwriter and musician along with his former bandmates on “Love is the Song We Sing: San Francisco Nuggets 1965-1970”. When not lecturing or performing on the concert stage, he can be found in his research observatory just outside Aspen, CO searching for alien Earth-like planets orbiting distant stars.