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The Manhattan Project Electronic Field Trip

Feb 04, 2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bradbury Science Museum or a classroom near you!
Sharon Squassoni
Stacy Baker
(505) 664-0244
Public Event
Los Alamos Main Gate

Event Description

Join The National WWII Museum for a cross-country virtual expedition to discover the science, sites, and stories of the creation of the atomic bomb.

Presented by the National WWll Museum in New Orleans, this interactive streaming exploration will feature live polling and Q&A, so your students can participate without ever leaving your classroom. Answering student questions on-location at the WWll Museum will be Sharon Squassoni, research professor at George Washington University and member of the Science and Security Board at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. The experience is perfect for grades 7–12.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Session 1: 9:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. CST
Session 2: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. CST

The Bradbury Science Museum will host a showing of the fieldtrip from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MST.

Student reporters will examine the revolutionary science of nuclear energy and the race to produce an atomic weapon in complete secrecy. They will explore the world’s first industrial nuclear reactor at the massive and remote Hanford Site in Washington State. Join them virtually as they travel here, to the undercover laboratory and Trinity test site in New Mexico to learn about the team of talented physicists who tirelessly created the detonating device and witnessed its destructive power firsthand. Watch as they uncover the stories of mobilization, collaboration, and innovation to understand how the results brought about the end of World War II and forever changed the world. 

  • Classroom participation is free but requires advance registration.
  • Students can submit a question for the live webcast in advance or even upload it via video to the Museum’s Flipgrid page.
  • More information can be found on the National WW2 Museum website.

Presented by The Lupo Family Charitable Fund
Additional support provided by The Dale E. and Janice Davis Johnston Family Foundation