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Celebrate African-American Leaders in the fields of History, Military, and Science at Nauticus in Norfolk!
Where: Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10am - 5pm
Cost: $7.57 for children and adults. (Ages 3 and under are free). Includes admission to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin.
Description: Katherine Goble Moore, daughter of Katherine Johnson, the main character and gifted African-American NASA mathematician and computer scientist highlighted in the movie Hidden Figures, will be among the featured speakers during Nauticus’ second annual And Still I Rise Black History Month celebration. Goble Moore, a retired teacher and counselor, travels the country speaking on behalf of her 100-year old mother--sharing how her work at NASA was critical to the success of the Apollo Moon landing program and the start of the Space Shuttle program.
In addition to Goble Moore, the day’s speakers will include Dr. Deidre Gibson, chief scientist and chair of the department of marine and environmental science at Hampton University, who will speak on “Hampton University’s Impact on Marine Science Research.” Plus, Roots for A-STEM will provide table-top presentations, interactive programs, and child-focused demonstrations throughout the day including “Math Through Dance,” which teaches basic math concepts and traditional African dance moves, and “Matching Game,” that allows participants to pair black inventors with their inventions.
- Nauticus tabletop presentations
- Roots for A-STEM tabletop Presentations
10:30am - 11:30am
- Hampton University’s Impact on Marine Science research, Dr. Deidre Gibson, Hampton University
11:30am - Noon
- Math Through Dance
- Roots for A-Stem
1pm - 1:30pm
- Matching Game
- Roots for A-Stem
3pm - 4pm
- Hidden Figure No More, Katherine Goble Moore