WHAT DO FOOD, MUSIC, REMOVABLE ORGANS
and NEOTROPICAL FORESTS HAVE IN COMMON? THEY WILL ALL BE PRESENT AT THE 13TH ANNUAL MOUNT PLEASANT DAY FESTIVAL
Washington, DC – Celebra la Ciencia, a nationwide project organized by the Self Reliance Foundation and funded by the National Science Foundation, will participate in the 13th annual Mount Pleasant Day Festival. Children need their parents’ support and what better way to learn about your health and the sciences than as a family at a festival celebrating urban life and diversity. Sunday, June 5, from 10:00-6:00 p.m., join Celebra la Ciencia in an all-day celebration of family-friendly, alcohol-free, music, food, culture and science. It’s all part of Celebra la Ciencia’s goal, to generate greater interest in the sciences among Latino youth. The event will take place on Mount Pleasant Street, NW, between Irving St. and Park Rd. and is FREE and open to the public.
Celebra la Ciencia’s coalition will have various booths set up at the festival, giving kids, parents, and the public the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on science activities and experiments from the DC Asthma Coalition, National Museum of American History, Discovery Creek Children’s Museum, and the National Building Museum. Celebra la Ciencia will also provide a table with education and health literature and resources for parents.
Celebra la Ciencia builds coalitions among museums, schools, and other community organizations that work to connect Hispanic students and their parents with resources and informal learning opportunities that can help develop a strong science background and the love of inquiry needed to succeed in school and in careers in the sciences. There are programs in Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Chicago, Yakima and the TriCities area (WA), and Washington, D.C.
Founded in 1979, Self Reliance Foundation/Acceso Hispano fulfills its mission to empower minorities by disseminating practical information and facilitating access to community-based services. The goal is to inform and inspire Hispanics to take advantage of opportunities for personal and community empowerment in the areas of health, women's issues, education, economic opportunities, science, environmental protection and access to new technologies.
For additional information on Celebra la Ciencia, as well as activities for children, visit us at our website at www.celebralaciencia.org.