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Northridge Elementary hosts special effects guru and 7NEWS meteorologist at Imagination Expo

HIGHLANDS RANCH - All curious Douglas County are invited to the fourth annual Imagination Expo at Northridge Elementary School on Wednesday, May 7.

This year’s Expo will be bursting with fun hands-on activities that reflect the school’s STE(A)M philosophy. STE(A)M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. There is no charge to attend the Expo, which has a theme this year of “Larger Than Life!”

The featured attraction of the evening is nationally known movie stunt and special effects expert Steve Wolf. His “Science in the Movies” presentation won Time Warner Cable’s STEM Presenter of the Year award for its exciting visual demonstrations of how science is used to create eye-popping explosions and stunning visual effects used in movie productions.

For a peek at Steve Wolf’s school shows, visit

Additionally, the Imagination Expo will feature Douglas County’s own award-winning meteorologist, Matt Makens of 7NEWS. Matt grew up in Castle Rock and graduated from Douglas County High School before earning his degree in atmospheric science. Matt’s enthusiasm for science led him to research Rocky Mountain thunderstorms, air pollution and wind energy. Matt will share with students about the science of weather and television.

There also will be multiple interactive stations for students, including Lego Mania, Glow Mania, Paper Airplanes, the Imagination Market featuring Microsoft and  Timbuk Toys, Taste of Imagination, Fun in the Garden, the DaVinci Institute and many more cool activities and displays including hay rides, a student showcase and a STE(A)M trivia game with prizes.

All are welcome, no RSVP required and there is no charge for admittance!

Imagination Expo
May 7, 5-8 p.m.
Northridge Elementary School
555 Southpark Rd in Highlands Ranch


April 24, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Elementary Education, Schools

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