INL News Release
Sept. 15, 2008

Lori Priest, Expo director, 208-705-8401, 208-526-9154,

'Discover the Wonder' Sept. 18-20 at 2008 INL Science, Engineering and Safety Expo

IDAHO FALLS -- Thousands of students are expected to discover the wonders of science and technology at the eighth annual INL Science, Engineering and Safety Expo. And, for the first time, safety is being highlighted as a major component. Idaho National Laboratory is teaming up once again with the Museum of Idaho to bring the Expo to 1545 W. Broadway (the former Ernst building) from Sept. 18 to 20.

With the theme of "Discover the Wonder," the Expo will feature several "Airplane to the Moon" presentations by Woody Sobey with the Discovery Center of Idaho. Another 30 demonstrations and interactive exhibits also will be set up to encourage young people to discover the wonders of science, math, engineering, technology and medicine.

While geared toward sixth- through eighth-grade students, the Expo offers a variety of activities and exhibits for learners of all ages. Student Days at the Expo are Sept. 18 and 19.

Family Day is Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Day activities are free, and the public is invited to visit the Expo’s hands-on exhibits, interactive demonstrations, science experiments, simulations and presentations.

Saturday presentations:
• "Airplane to the Moon" – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
• "Discover the Wonder of Sound" – 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
• "Optical Illusion and Camouflage" – 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.

For more information about the 2008 INL Science, Engineering and Safety Expo, call 526-9154 or 705-8401.

Note to news directors/editors: For pre-publicity about the Expo, Woody Sobey with the Discovery Center of Idaho will be available Wednesday, Sept. 17, between 4:15 and 5 p.m. for questions and photographs from the media. You are invited to join him at 1545 W. Broadway (the former Ernst building) for a preview of his main-stage "Airplane to the Moon" presentation.


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