NEW: Polo Park Middle’s Night of Science draws 1,000 people


Polo Park Middle School held its fifth annual Night of Science on Oct. 25, drawing about 1,000 community members to the school to learn about its science and technology programs.

“With the onus of science education geared toward curriculum and testing, it’s nice to offer students an opportunity to explore science and technologies geared toward their interests,” event organizer Shaun Stabler said in a news release. “Between our science fair and exhibits, students can test their own ideas and discover solutions to global problems.” 

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The South Florida Science Center was on hand with interactive exhibits including a liquid nitrogen demonstration and bridge building. Polo Park’s team also offered demonstrations on 3-D printing, robotics and coding. 

Student science fair projects were on display in the school’s cafeteria. Also in the cafeteria: the South Florida Science Center’s Discovery Dome Planetarium. Radio station Wild 95.5 broadcast from the school’s grounds, and food trucks offered dinner to hungry students and their families. 

“This year’s event was bigger and better than ever,” said Polo Park Principal Ann Clark. “It was great to see so many people coming out to see what we do at Polo Park. We’re already planning next year’s event.”

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