Hundreds take part in "Super Science Saturday"

Hundreds of kids and their parents took part in Super Science Saturday at Traverse City Central High School.

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- Hundreds of people in Traverse City took part in "Super Science Saturday" to get kids excited about a careers in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).

It took place at Traverse City Central High School and was hosted by the TCAPS raptors first robotics team.

The event was free and there were about a dozen different activities including making slim and getting a chance to drive vex robotics.

Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson even stopped by, who says it's vital for the next generation to get interested in science and technology.

"That’s what this is all about. Getting kids into this new fourth industrial revolution, getting digital skills, adaptive learning, and preparing them for this rapidly changing world," said Johnson.

More than 400 people RSVP'd to the event but organizers say as many as 500 people showed up.

They also said the event keeps growing each year.

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