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Brilliant Labs Rocket Day Celebrates Apollo XI 50th Anniversary


Brilliant Labs Rocket Day is welcoming youth, families, and communities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo XI lunar landing and trying to inspire the next generation of Atlantic Canadian aerospace engineers. Throughout our summer camps youth will be building and launching hundreds of model rockets across Atlantic Canada during the week of July 15th - 21st. Brilliant Labs, with the help of Canada Summer Jobs, ACOA, CanCode, and it’s provincial, municipal & community partners, has hired more than 70 summer students to support coding, robotics, tech and entrepreneurial STEAM camps to thousands of youth (6-14 years) across Atlantic Canada which will be focused on aerospace during this important week.

Rocket Day is an important event for STEAM camps as it will expose Atlantic Canadian youth to the importance of aerospace innovation, while celebrating the incredible accomplishment of the Apollo XI lunar landing. “Rocket Day events across the region will have a mix of activities. Some centres are launching in the afternoon, while others will be hosting evening activities” said Jeff Willson, Brilliant Labs Executive Director. “ Rocket Day is an excellent opportunity for

youth, friends & families to celebrate the incredible effort Canada and our international partners have made in aerospace over the past 50 years. The Canadarm2 was a great contribution made by Canadian engineers and it is our hope that events like Rocket Day will inspire more youth to aim for a future in aerospace advancement for generations to come. Rocket Day events will introduce youth to preparing model rockets and building DIY pop-bottle rockets. All will be launched with some having more advanced technology like onboard microcontrollers and altimeters to capture live data that can be reviewed later. It’s going to be a lot of fun. We hope families and friends will come and help Brilliant Labs and our community partners inspire future generations of aerospace engineers and astronauts.”

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Rocket Day is a Brilliant Labs event hosted in collaboration with community and municipal groups. Youth from the ages of 6-14 will be launching model and building DIY bottle rockets. For a calendar of #RocketDay2019 STEAM camp and participating communities please visit www.brilliantlabs.ca/rocketday

Media Inquiries: Jeff Willson, Executive Director, 506-442-9059, Jeff@brilliantlabs.ca

About Brilliant Labs:

Brilliant Labs is a not-for-profit, hands-on technology and experiential learning platform based in Atlantic Canada. We support the integration of creativity, innovation, coding, and an entrepreneurial spirit within communities, classrooms, and educational curricula.

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