'Science Guy' coming to Homestead

2012-09-04T15:38:00Z 2012-09-09T17:51:03Z 'Science Guy' coming to HomesteadSubmitted to the Daily Sun Beatrice Daily Sun
September 04, 2012 3:38 pm  • 

Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” coming to Homestead National Monument of America

Bill Nye, “The Science and Planetary Guy,” will visit Homestead National Monument of America on Sept. 23.

Everyone is invited to the Homestead to learn fun and amazing lessons about living sustainably on planet Earth. His program begins at 2 p.m. at the Homestead Education Center, with seating opening at noon.

This program will be held outdoors. A large crowd is anticipated. It is recommended people come early and, though chairs will be available, those attending are encouraged to consider bringing their own lawn chairs.

This program is also free, made possible by a grant from the National Park Foundation. No tickets are needed and shuttle service will be provided in and around the monument to easily accommodate all participants.

Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, known to millions through his many science lessons taught on television. Nye is the host of three currently-running television series. “The 100 Greatest Discoveries” airs on the Science Channel. “The Eyes of Nye” airs on PBS stations across the country. “Stuff Happens” airs on Planet Green.

His mission is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate how science can help everyone live on the planet by leaving the smallest footprints.

Nye is the president of the Planetary Society of California. The beautiful mural currently on display at the Homestead Education Center, “From Longships to Spaceships: 1,000 Years of Exploration,” is on loan from the Planetary Society.

The monument’s hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. For additional information, call 402-223-3514 or visit www.nps.gov/home/index.htm.

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