Press Release
For Immediate Release:    Monday, August 21, 2017
Contact: Kadidia Thiero 

Sunday, August 20, the Annual St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Parish “Cook-In” received a special STEM twist with experiments and solar eclipse safety demonstrations and explanations.

Dr. Vernon Morris, Director, NOAA Center for Atmospheric Sciences (NCAS) at Howard University, Ms. Ayesha Wilkinson, atmospheric sciences graduate student, Mr. Miles Holloman, HU Department of Chemistry, and Ms. Kadidia Thiero, NCAS staff, participated in the Community Science Fest at St. Martin of Tours.  The purpose was to demonstrate, explain, inspire, and mentor the youth and others on the wonders of chemical, physical, and environmental sciences.

The NCAS exhibit instructed attendees on the proper ways to safely observe the solar eclipse, which will occur today across most of the United States. Additionally, there were demonstrations on light, temperature, and energy from the sun.

The Colour of Weather and NASA provided free solar eclipse glasses to event attendees. The “Cook-In” provided traditional picnic food, music, dancing, games, as well as fire and safety exhibits.