The Sci-Tech Gaming Group will host a science/ Science-Fiction related tabletop gaming day on Saturday, December 10, beginning at 10:00am. The event is open to all ages, but children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Science-themed games to be focused on include “Terraforming Mars,” “Wingspan” and “Space Park.”
The cost to attend is through donation, or general admission price, at $3 per person. For more information, call 315-788-1340 or 315-782-2315.
In “Terraforming Mars,” set in the 2400s, mankind begins to terraform the planet. Giant corporations initiate huge projects to raise the temperature, the oxygen level, and the ocean coverage until the environment is habitable. In “Wingspan,” players are bird enthusiasts—researchers, bird watchers, ornithologists, and collectors—seeking to discover and attract the best birds to their network of wildlife preserves. In “Space Park,” players gather exotic crystals that further our understanding of the universe. Less serious games, such as “Psychic Pizza Deliverers Go to the Ghost Town” will also be available. Volunteers will instruct how to play the games.
Guests are also invited to bring their own games, to share, or for tips on how to play.
TACNY Grant helps support Sci-Tech
A contribution from TACNY, the Technology Alliance of Central New York, is helping the Sci-Tech Museum as it continues to provide the North Country with science and technology education and fun.
Founded in 1903, TACNY’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology. For more than a century, its free Sweet Science lectures have featured such speakers as Herbert Hoover, Margaret Mead, Jacques Cousteau, Louis Leakey, and many others.
Its also offers the free monthly Junior Cafe Scientifique – programs specifically designed for middle school students.
Its newest program, TACNY STEM Trekkers, began in June, 2022. This free 2-day hands-on program on Robotics targets Middle School/ Junior High students.
TACNY also hosts the annual Celebration of Technology Awards that recognizes outstanding individual, project and company technology achievements, as well as outstanding STEM school and college educators.
For information about all TACNY programs, visit its web site: www.tacny.org