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EAC to host the third annual Arizona SciTech Gila Valley Health and Science Festival

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EAC to host the third annual Arizona SciTech Gila Valley Health and Science Festival

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Visit for all the details

Eastern Arizona College’s Thatcher and Discovery Park campuses will host the third annual Gila Valley Health and Science Festival on February 23-25, 2017. The Festival is a celebration of health, safety, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday and Saturday in conjunction with the science, technology, engineering, arts, and math part of the festival occurring all day Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Visitors to the festival will see a showcase of the technology and innovation now being used in Gila Valley businesses, health services, education, and environmental research and preservation.

Volunteers stationed at each activity will share their own career path and follow up with anyone who wants more information.

“We will have fun and exciting giveaways, so grab your Passport at the information booth on Saturday for your chance to win an iPad Mini, LEGO Mindstorms Robot, GoPro HERO camera, solar Robot, Makey Makey Touch Pad Creator, and many other prizes!” said EAC Dean of Instruction and Scitech Festival organizer, Dr. Phil McBride.

As part of the health and safety portion of the festival, visitors will walk through an inflatable colon as they learn about keeping our bodies healthy.

In addition to the Health and Safety Fair and Art Show that will be going on in the EAC Activities Center, there will be several other activities along north campus from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. These include a helicopter, FMI Haul Truck Simulator, Gila Valley farming technology with small and large tractors, thermite/elephant toothpaste demonstration, a bowling ball swing, Knockerballs, the use of a drone for biological research, a trebuchet, 3-D printer demonstrations, a green-screen video activity, early childhood lab, solar telescopes, silvering bottles and christmas ornaments, Rangolee art, and many others.

The festival will continue from 3–8 p.m., at EAC’s Discovery Park Campus in Safford, which will include demonstrations at the greenhouse, FMI/Science City activities in the Visitor Learning Center, a scooter obstacle course, owl pellets dissection, air rockets, remote control car racing, an aerial drone demonstration, telescope stargazing, and Polaris shuttle rides.

For a complete schedule of events or for more information about the Gila Valley Health and Science Festival go to, contact McBride at (928) 428-8404, or email him at Phil McBride.