Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Fifth Annual Weather and Science Day at the Rockies

Note to Reporters: The event is full, but reporters are invited to cover it. For media credentials, contact

Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics, along with meteorologists from 9News, will teach 10,000 children how science is fun with the Colorado Rockies on April 24.


Colorado State University’s popular Little Shop of Physics will – along with meteorologists from KUSA Channel 9 – present an interactive program of weather and science activities and demonstrations for K-12 students at the Colorado Rockies’ annual Weather and Science Day, 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24 at Coors Field.

The Rockies host the event each year as an educational event that shows the science behind the weather with exciting science activities and demonstrations. Up to 12,000 elementary school children from the Denver metropolitan area are expected to attend.


Students will receive a gift bag containing an assortment of tools for taking part in hands-on activities. As a grand finale, they’ll use a pair of rainbow glasses to view a Rockies-provided fireworks display.

Students will be guided in these activities by 100 Colorado State University volunteers, each a science student recruited especially for this event. In between the big demonstrations on the field, the CSU students will also perform smaller scale demonstrations, levitating beach balls with leaf blowers, shooting fog rings, and more.

Over the past two decades, CSU’s Little Shop of Physics has reached more than 300,000 students with its experiments. Brian Jones, director of Little Shop of Physics, was inspired by a science class full of uninterested eighth-graders and created a program with the goal of showing people that science is something that anyone can do and that it can be a lot of fun. Each year, Little Shop of Physics demonstrates hundreds of experiments to 20,000 students and attracts as many as 8,000 people to its on-campus open house.


All 2013 credentialed media will be allowed into Coors Field for the event. For media members wishing to attend that do not have a 2013 season credential, contact Irma Castaneda at 303-312-2328 or Coors Field parking lot A will be open for media access at 10:00 a.m. and media should enter through Gate A.