A highlight of the festival will be an inspiring talk by astronaut Dr. Linda Godwin, a veteran of four space flights with over 38-days logged in space. Dr. Godwin was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., but her hometown is Jackson, Mo.


Sally Ride Science, Time Warner Cable Kansas City and the University of Missouri, Kansas City are teaming up to inspire young women to explore the exciting world of science.

The Sally Ride Science Festival on Nov. 8 at University of Missouri-Kansas City is open to the public and runs from 12:30-4:15 p.m.

The festival will bring together hundreds of upper elementary and middle school girls, parents and teachers for a day of science and socializing.

The festival features discovery workshops for students given by local scientists and engineers, as well as workshops for parents and teachers on ways to support students’ interests in science and math. The festival also includes a street fair with hands-on activities, booths, and music.

A highlight of the festival will be an inspiring talk by astronaut Dr. Linda Godwin, a veteran of four space flights with over 38-days logged in space. Dr. Godwin was born in Cape Girardeau, Mo., but her hometown is Jackson, Mo.

The $15 registration fee includes the featured talk, workshops and street fair.

For more information, call 1-800-561-5161 or visit www.sallyridescience.com/festivals.