10/17/19 THURSDAY

Union Grove Elementary School - UGES Bobcat STEAM Night

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: Union Grove Elementary School, Friendsville

COST: Free for students attending. This event is not open to the public.

WHAT:  UGES is hosting its annual STEAM event with hands on activities provided by many of the local businesses (The Muse, Denso, Newell, South Blount Utilities, Arconic, UT Ag Extension, and many more) as well as William Blount High School and Union Grove Middle School. We are excited to be a part of this event as it continues to grow each year.

MTSU Department of Physics & Astronomy- October Skies at Hop Springs

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Hop Springs Brewery, Murfreesboro

COST: Free

The MTSU departments of Physics and Astronomy Arts and The School of Agriculture will present a night of Beer Tasting, Sensory Testing, Painting and Star Gazing at Hop Springs. Experts from these departments will be offering short talks about both the beers and the fermentation process, food sensory testing along with the opportunity to look through telescopes and investigate the night sky. This event is for community members who are older than 21 only. Event free; Beer available for purchase

Collierville Library - Altered Books

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 1:00 - 2:30 PM

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Collierville Library

COST: Free, Registration opens October 3rd at colliervillelibrary.org; for grades 4 and up.


Learn how to transform old books into new art! We will cut, tear, glue, paint, and stamp to transform old, unused books into new works of art. Some old books will be provided, but feel free to bring your own (hardcover works best).


Cumberland River Compact - River Talk: "River North: A Look at Nashville's Bold Riverfront Development"

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Cumberland River Compact, Nashville

COST: Free

WHAT:  River North will reshape Nashville’s urban riverfront, ushering in a new era of connectivity between Downtown and the East Bank of the Cumberland. Just across the water from Germantown, the 125-acre River North district is the first work-shop-play-live development to incorporate the Cumberland River into a multi-faceted urban lifestyle. At this talk, we will hear an update on the plans for the development, including preliminary designs for the community riverfront park.


Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum - Creative Zone: Country Car Design

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17; Friday, October 18, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville

COST: Free with Museum Admission

WHAT:  Work with family or friends to engineer your own movable car prototype, inspired by the unique vehicles on view in the galleries. For ideas, examine Webb Pierce’s 1962 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, customized by Nudie Cohn with steer horns and more than 150 silver dollars, and Elvis Presley’s “Solid Gold” Cadillac, which has its own television and shimmers from forty coats of paint made of crushed diamonds and fish scales. What new features will you invent in your car design? All ages. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Free to museum members. Presented in support of Fall Break Fun.


Discovery Park of America - Geoscience for Everyone Day

WHEN:  Thursday, October 17, 10 AM - 5 PM

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Discovery Park of America, Union City

COST: Free with Discovery Park Admission

Adults (13-64): $14.95

Child (4-12): $11.95

Senior (65+): $12.95

Full pricing information here.


Do your part to help young people from underrepresented communities explore exciting careers in geosciences. (Activities at DPA).


FiftyForward - Lapidary/Stone Polishing

WHEN:  Monday, October 14, 6:30 PM; Tuesday, October 15, 9:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 6:30 PM; Wednesday, October 16, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 6:30 PM; Thursday, October 16, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, & 6:30 PM, Saturday, October 19, 1:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: FiftyForward Donelson Station, Nashville

COST: Free

Learn all about lapidary and stone polishing in this exciting class presented by FiftyForward!

Lichterman Nature Center - Fall Break STEAM Camp

WHEN:  Monday, October 14 - Friday, October 18, 9 AM - 3 PM Daily

REGION:  West Tennessee

WHERE: Collierville Library

COST: $170/PPFM members weekly rate; $180/non-members weekly rate

WHAT:  Come over to the wild side of science and test that hypothesis! Meet live animals and hike in nature while participating in true experimental science. Launch rockets, engineer the best catapult, extract your DNA into a necklace, and gross out by making slime and dissecting frogs!!