Yes, Tellus Science Museum will have an amazing lecture and hands-on demonstration all about wakeboarding and a fascinating fossil demonstration. No, they will not have old fossils (like me) riding wakeboards. Sorry.
Some Georgians still believe that spring and warmer temperatures are just around the corner, although older and wiser men and women have our doubts.
Nevertheless, the folks at Terminus Wake Park will visit Tellus on Friday February 20, 2015 for SCI FRI NIGHT to fill us in on this wet and wild extreme sport! (Not like they’ll have much else to do with insanely cold temperatures expected around Lake Allatoona this week.)
Wakeboarding at Tellus
Learn all about the history of wakeboarding! Discover how full-sized cable wake parks — like Terminus Wake Park in Cartersville — use engineering and physics with ropes and pulleys to provide a wakeboarding experience without boats.
Do you think of football when you hear of blocks and tackle? In science, a block and tackle is an arrangement of rope and pulleys that allows you to trade force for distance.
If you have ever looked at the end of a crane or the rigging on a sailboat, then you have seen a block and tackle at work! Put your hands on some rope and “pull” to explore how pulleys work and also examine several other force-multiplying devices!
The presentation starts at 7 PM, with a hands-on demo afterward.
Following the lecture, Terminus Wake Park will give away two four-hour park passes that are valued at $45 each. You must be present to win!
Stories Told by Fantastic Fossils
On Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:15 PM, join Geology Program Manager Kerry Cornwell as she shares the fascinating stories of ammonites, echinoids, and other cool stuff found in the Fossil Dig at Tellus.
In addition, everyone will receive a fossil goodie bag containing four fossils, plus a Fossil Hunting Certificate!
Lunch and Learn is a unique way to feed your mind and your brain. They take in the Banquet Room from 12:15 to 1 PM. The lecture begins at 12:15 PM. No outside food is allowed but you are welcome to buy lunch in the Café and bring it into the lecture, or just come hear the lecture.
Tellus Science Museum Contact Info
- Museum and Store remain open until 9 PM
- Café remains open until 8 PM
- Observatory open until 10 PM (weather permitting)
- FREE planetarium shows after 5 PM