Latimer Society to Host Science Festival Saturday

Ronald Robinson and Leo Robinson, co-directors of the Lewis Latimer Society, will host their fourth annual Chelsea Science Festival Saturday (1-4 p.m.) at Port Park on Marginal Street.

“Through this interactive and educational event, we want to show that science is all around us in every-day life,” said Ronald Robinson.

The festival will have 15 interactive stations featuring exhibits in chemistry, biology, computer technology, and other sciences.

Wendy Chaves, former Latimer Society student who is in her third year at the Wentworth Institute of Technology, is participating as a co-ordinator of the festival.

The Chelsea Police will conduct a CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) demonstration. The Chelsea Fire Department will have its rescue vehicle at the festival.

Other exhibits include the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority’s demonstration combining microbiology and chemistry and Latino STEM Alliance’s demonstration focusing on robotics and water. The Chelsea Garden will have a composting demonstration.

Sarah Burnes, author of a children’s book on renewable energy, will speak at the festival. The Chelsea Public Library will also have a station.

The first 100 children entering the festival will receive T-shirts and science kits.

Ronald and Leo Robinson said they would like to thank Joe McNamee, Shelagh McNamee, and Kevin Durant of Eastern Minerals for their generous support of the event. They also thanked the City Manager’s Office for donating the T-shirts and science kits.

The event is free of charge.

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