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STEM/Nova Day

Save the date! Join us Saturday, September 21, 2019.
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Scouts@HMNS is proud to host our fourth annual STEM/Nova Day on Saturday, September 21st for Cub Scouts, Webelos, Scouts BSA and their families! Scouts will have access to the Museum at a discounted rate while working towards requirements for Nova Awards. The program will begin at 9am and conclude at 1pm. Scouts will have the opportunity to work on certain STEM/Nova Awards during their visit to HMNS.

Before you arrive, we have a step by step guide that will help your navigate through STEM Nova Day at HMNS! Read through the guide for additional information on what to expect and how to prepare for your visit.

STEM Nova Guide 

We’ll also have STEM Professional Booths available, so scouts can visit with STEM professionals from a variety of industries. Afternoon classes will be available to complete the required Adventures for both Nova Awards! Be sure to stop by the check-in table in the Museum’s Grand Hall that morning to access discounted pricing and discover what requirements you can meet!

2019 Nova Awards offered this year are:
Wolves, Bears and Webelos STEM/Nova Awards: Science Everywhere and Tech Talk
Scouts BSA STEM/Nova Awards: Splash and Whoosh
Lions and Tigers can come explore and enjoy activities (No awards at Lion and Tiger level)

We will post updates on our Scouts Facebook page.

Our annual STEM/Nova Overnight will be held Friday, September 20th to Saturday, September 21st. Email to be added to the notification list for 2019.

STEM Professional Booths

This year, we will be offering the opportunity for STEM organizations to host a STEM Professional Booth to talk with scouts and their families about science, technology, engineering and math! At each booth, organizations will have a STEM activity or demonstration to share with STEM/Nova participants as well as the general public visiting HMNS on STEM/Nova Day. For more information on hosting a STEM Professional Booth, read through the Frequently Asked Questions for STEM Professional Booths. Email to find out more information and to be added to the 2019 notification list for STEM Professional Booths. Click here for the STEM Professional Booth Application.

STEM/NOVA Professional Booth Application

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