Eastman Chemical Company - NCW Celebration of Chemistry for 4th Graders

WHEN:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019; Wednesday, October 23, 2019

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport

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

WHAT:  1300 4th grade students from the Upper East Tennessee and SW Virginia region experience hands-on science activities as part of National Chemistry Week.

Hands On! Discovery Center - Lunar Viewing Party

WHEN:  Saturday, October 12, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

REGION:  Middle Tennessee

WHERE: Hands On! Discovery Center, Gray

COST: $3 for visitors age 4+, Free for visitor 3 and under

WHAT:  Stop by the Hands On! Discovery Center for a very special night! Our Celestron Telescope will be available for guests to observe craters and other features on the surface of the nearly-full moon!  We encourage any local ‘scope owners to bring their telescopes out to the party, as well.  Other hands-on activities will be available indoors, such as building a star-wheel for guests to bring home, etc. 

In the case of inclement weather, we will use the power of technology to simulate a trip through the Solar System and to get an up-close view of deep space objects.


Seven Islands State Birding Park - Butterfly Foray and Monarch Tagging presented by Zoo Knoxville

WHEN:  Saturday, October 12, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 PM; Saturday, October 19, 2019, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: Seven Islands State Birding Park

COST: $5. Advance registration required. Tickets can be purchased here.

WHAT:  Advance registration required. Enjoy the wonder and beauty of flying flowers as we search the park for monarchs and other butterflies. To help scientists understand the monarch migration, we’ll put special tags on the monarchs we’re able to catch during a 1-2 mile walk while learning about the migration and their importance.

The Muse Knoxville - 2019 STEAM Carnival

WHEN:  Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: West Town Mall, Knoxville

COST: Free

WHAT:  Muse Knoxville is excited to host the 3rd annual STEAM Carnival on Saturday, October 12 from 10am-2pm at West Town Mall. STEAM Carnival is part of a state-wide STEAM Festival bringing science, technology, engineering, art and math to life at events across Tennessee with over 80 regional partners. At this FREE family-friendly event, guests will enjoy interactive science and art demonstrations, robotics competitions and much more. Inspiring the “AHA” around STEAM concepts, this event embodies Muse Knoxville's mission to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences.

Chattanooga State Community College - Girl Scouts STEM day

WHEN:  Saturday, October 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: Chattanooga State Community College, CETAS - Engineering and Information Technology Building – Building 16

COST: $25 per girl, register here.

WHAT:  Cadettes and up are invited to visit Chattanooga State Community College campus and delve into the world of STEM! Chattanooga State Community College is hosting this Girl Scout Day on their campus with the help of faculty and students and Industry Partners.

  • All Girl Scouts attending this event will earn a Chattanooga State Community College patch.

  • Girls attending Nuclear Science will earn Getting to Know Nuclear patch.

  • Seniors attending Website Design will earn Website Design badge.

  • Cadette attending Coding will earn their Coding Basics badge.

  • Cadette attending Cyber Defense will complete their Cybersecurity Basics badge.

  • Cadette – Ambassador’s attending Robotics will work on their Programming Robots badge.

Girl Scouts can select two classes that interest them the most. Class space is limited, so don't wait, hurry to register.

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum - Civil War STEAM at Cumberland Gap Convention Center

WHEN:  Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

REGION:  East Tennessee

WHERE: Cumberland Gap Convention Center

COST: Free

WHAT:  The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is proud to participate in October's Tennesee STEAM event! All across the state, participating Museums will show audiences how Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics pairs with the Humanities.

On Friday, October 12, classrooms can visit the Museum to learn about the spread of disease during the Civil War, the treatment of illnesses and injuries, nautical tech, industrialization, coding (Morse Code, that is!), mapping, and mathematical wartime strategy. School groups (public, private, and homeschool) can arrange to visit the stations at the 9am, 10am, 11am, and 1pm hours.  Admission is free, and is particularly targeted at children in 2nd - 6th grades.

If you would like to reserve a session for your students, please be in contact with Program Coordinator Natalie Sweet at natalie.sweet@lmunet.edu.