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Gila Valley Festival to Give Away 26 Prizes

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Gila Valley Festival to Give Away 26 Prizes

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Thatcher, AZ— The Gila Valley Health, Safety & Science Festival will give away 26 science-related prizes as part of the activities at Eastern Arizona College’s North Campus in Thatcher and Discovery Park Campus in Safford, on Saturday, February 28. Students and families may choose from over 35 activities that combine hands-on fun with science learning. Prizes are science-related and carry the technology theme beyond the close of the first annual event.

“We have selected exciting prizes such as two iPad Air tablets,” says Ryan Rapier, director of communications and development at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center. “Another prize that is sure to be popular is the LEGO Mindstorms Robot, a favorite of many students and parents alike. We will give away wood catapults, solar activity kits, energy chimes, hologram makers, chemical clocks and a wonder trip for a family of four to Mt. Graham International Observatory,” he adds.

Festival goers will receive a special hole punch in their Passport at each activity, and those who attend ten or more activities are eligible to win prizes. Prize hopefuls need not be present to win, and winners will be notified for prize pickup or delivery. Winners’ names will also be posted on the Festival’s web site at SciTech.

There is no fee to the public to attend or participate in activities. Festival goers who complete their Passport with ten punches are eligible for prizes to be given by drawing at the conclusion of the event. More information about Festival prizes, activities, sponsors, maps, and schedules can be found at SciTech.

The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math held annually in February and March. Spearheaded by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Science Center, the Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, the Arizona SciTech Festival is a grass roots collaboration of organizations in industry, academia, arts, civic, community, and K-12. If you would like more information about this collaboration with the Arizona SciTech Festival, visit SciTech.