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Summer Sundays

Brookhaven Lab is bringing our science into communities with its Summer Sundays in Suffolk County

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July 31, 2022

Sisters of St. Joseph

1725 Brentwood Road, Building 4, Brentwood, NY 11717

Join scientists from Brookhaven Lab and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as they highlight the science of renewable energy, climate change and the Sun’s power. Tour the solar array up close, touch the panels and take photos. Take a turn with a hands-on activity that explains how ground water flows, have fun with “eco-cars,” learn about the power of the sun's rays, and see other kid-friendly science experiments.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. all presentations are free for all members of the public.

Tour the grounds of the Sisters of St. Joseph campus including their innovating wastewater management grounds that are protecting Long Island's waterways, tour the 40-acre woodland preserve, and conclude by visiting the Thera Farms farmstand to stock up on some fresh produce (open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

10 a.m - 3 p.m. Solar Array - visit the largest private solar array in Suffolk County! Come tour the array, get photos near the solar panels and speak to solar industry experts to learn more!
10 a.m - 3 p.m. Join us for hands-on, kid-friendly activities and demonstrations! Take our solar challenge with UV beads, experiment with a cloud in a bottle, have fun learning how to bend light waves and much more!
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by to visit the Boy Scouts of America, Suffolk County Council recruitment table and try your hand at their soft-tip archery booth! Learn about Suffolk County chapters and opportunities
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Stop by to visit the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County recruitment table too!
11 a.m. Energy, CO2, Climate and You!” Stephen E. Schwartz, atmospheric scientist at Brookhaven Lab, presents an interactive talk designed for elementary and middle school children and their families. Schwartz will encourage active audience participation to demonstrate the scientific connections between human activity, CO2, energy, and climate. Joan de Lourdes room, Building 4, 2nd floor.
Noon - 2 p.m. WALKIE bear and radio disc jockey from WALK FM, 97.5 will be stationed in the parking lot of Building 4, come by to say hi!
12:30 p.m. Energy, CO2, Climate and You!” Stephen E. Schwartz, atmospheric scientist at Brookhaven Lab, presents an interactive talk designed for elementary and middle school children and their families. Schwartz will encourage active audience participation to demonstrate the scientific connections between human activity, CO2, energy, and climate. Joan de Lourdes room, Building 4, 2nd floor.
2 p.m. Backyard Soil Chemistry: Using X-rays to Answer Environmental Science Questions” by Bruce Ravel, Physicist from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Lead Beamline Scientist at the Lab’s National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) for Materials Measurement. Joan de Lourdes room, Building 4, 2nd floor.