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STEM Scouts Adventure to ORNL
July 6, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:15 pm EDT
Due to overwhelming interest, Registration is now CLOSED, we have reached max capacity!
Second field trip is in the works, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 865-454-7799 to be added to our contact list for future registration.
July 6th 9:00am-3:15pm
Early Registration $25 ends June 15th
Registration Fee $30
Registration includes: transportation, t-shirt, and snack
Registration closes June 26th
Space is limited, early registration is encouraged. T-shirt sizes are limited and will go to those who registered first.
When you register below and click on SUBMIT, it will take you to page for payment. Do not hit submit unless you are ready to pay! If you do NOT pay, you will not be registered for the event!
Youth Protection for all adults must be current! RULES AND GUIDLINES TO THE GUIDE TO SAFE SCOUTING MUST BE ADHERED TO AT ALL TIMES!
This event is limited to registered STEM Scouts ages 10 and up (per Oak Ridge National Laboratory Rules, (ORNL)). Parents/guardians welcome to join us.
We will leave from the Parking lot of The Great Smoky Mountain Council Office at 9AM. Transportation is provided via passenger vans. We will depart ORNL by 2:15pm
STEM Scouts will be embarking on an incredible educational journey to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. During this visit, your child will have the unique opportunity to explore three remarkable facilities: the X-10 Graphite Reactor, the Supercomputer, and the Robotics Lab.
At the X-10 graphite reactor, they will witness the birthplace of the atomic age and learn about the fascinating history and science behind nuclear energy. They will learn about the important role this facility played in shaping our understanding of nuclear power.
Next, your STEM Scout will have the chance to visit the Frontier Supercomputer, a marvel of computational power. Frontier is the fastest computer in the world and according to ORNL’s website: “The system is the first to achieve an unprecedented level of computing performance, a threshold of a quintillion calculations per second”
Finally, at the robotics lab, your STEM Scout will engage with state-of-the-art robotic systems and witness the latest advancements in the field. They will have hands-on experiences and explore the intricacies of designing and programming robots.
STEM Scouts will be able to purchase lunch at the cafeteria. Please ensure your scout brings lunch or lunch money.
⚛Dress for the day
⚛Wear comfortable, closed toed shoes for walking.
⚛Bring refillable water bottle
⚛Bring printed and completed Health Form AB
⚛Bring a lunch OR Lunch Money
⚛All Scouts will have the opportunity to purchase snacks/ice cream at lunchtime from the cafeteria.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
9:00-10:00 Load up and Travel to ORNL
10:00-10:15 Arrival & Badging at Graphite Reactor Parking Lot
10:15-11:00 Graphite Reactor
11:00-11:15 En Route
11:50-12:00 En Route
12:30-12:45 En Route
12:45-1:45 Robotics Lab
2:00-2:45 En Route to GSMC Office
2:45-3:15 Snacks & Scout Pickup
For questions or concerns, please contact:
Angel Ryker, District Executive