County Council Proclaims July 6-11 ‘ScienceFest Week’

MainStreet Executive Director Lauren McDaniel holds up the County proclamation for ScienceFest along with Los Alamos County Councilor David Reagor. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Los Alamos County Council proclaimed Tuesday, July 6 through Sunday, July 11 as ScienceFest during its Tuesday night work session.

“We’re excited to host the 14th annual ScienceFest,” MainStreet Executive Director Lauren McDaniel said. “We welcome the community to participate.”

County Councilor David Reagor read the proclamation, which states:

WHEREAS: Each summer, ScienceFest provides an opportunity for residents to take pride in our scientific heritage, our unique relationship between science and creativity, and an avenue to explore new & exciting elements of science, to inspire future generations and provide a unique visitor experience; and
WHEREAS: Consistent with the community brand, ScienceFest 2021 showcases Los Alamos as a place Where Discoveries Are Made, featuring presentations and activities that create opportunities for curious minds to discover “a-HA!” moments; and

WHEREAS: Los Alamos ScienceFest will provide educational Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math (STEAM) topics to families through a hybrid model of in-person and at-home activities July 6-11, through collaboration with community partners, organizations and local businesses; and

WHEREAS: This year’s ScienceFest, themed “Driven by Science,” recognizes how Los Alamos was founded on the basis of science, and today is a community still intrinsically driven by science. With the Laboratory as our dominant employer, the community of Los Alamos and the region are pursuing a daily mission of advancing science and technology – from the Mars Rover to COVID-19 and disease modeling research – since the pandemic, there has been a global focus on the role of science, and in our town, science is truly central to everyday lives;

NOW, THEREFORE, on behalf of the Council of the Incorporated County of Los Alamos, I do hereby proclaim July 6-11, 2021 as Los Alamos ScienceFest”.

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