ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26): On Saturday, families had a chance to channel their favorite scientist.
Titletown became a favorite event for the fall, Mad Scientist Laboratory.
Children were able to explore and learn more about science, technology, engineering, and math through interactive activities.
Activities included a fire and ice show, bubble station, dino diggin, super candy, dangerous rocks, virtual reality, robotics, slime station, interactive agility games and science-themed crafts.
“My brother and I just left coins in this thing and I did this virtual reality thing with dinosaurs and a slingshot,” said James Madigan, a nine-year-old boy from Howard.
A scientist who helped organize this event said it’s never too late or too early to help your child discover love for STEM.
“The younger you start exploring these different topics, the more you become familiar with them, but there’s also a lot of fun that I think can be overlooked in science if you just consider that“ it’s a serious topic for serious seniors just study. And it takes away the joy of discovery and the excitement of trying to answer a question, ”said Dr. Koco, a mad scientist.
The event was also attended by NBC 26’s own meteorologist, Brittney Merlot.
He taught children and even adults how to use the green screen and explain predictions.
He also answered any questions about the weather that he was curious about.
“Oh, that’s completely inspiring. Today I have met children who watch me every morning and then they can try it to see how it really is, also those who have no idea what was going on. They just showed up, came in front of the green screen, and suddenly they left like “mom, mom, mom I want to do this.” So it’s really amazing to see the impact that this event really has and how it can change someone’s life and really give them that goal, especially that scientific goal, both male and female, very fun to see a lot of little girls who come here and try it, ”said Merlot.