Weekend of July 21st – Rhythm Ride and S.T.E.A.M. Sundays!

July 25, 2017

     This weekend, the SunLink streetcar celebrated its third anniversary of giving round trips to Tucsonans in the University and downtown areas. To commemorate it, not only were free rides open to the public all of Saturday, but a Rhythm Ride was held  on the Eastbound car with a live band performing the entire route, and the Downtown Tucson Partnership was there to enjoy the party and the ride. Local group Jimmy Carr and the Awkward Moments livened up the ride with their unique ragtime sound and crowd pleasing attitude. Even the mascot for the Tucson Roadrunners was along for the trip! Luckily, the band got their show in before the monsoons came and they had to trade their instruments in for umbrellas!

     On Sunday, the Children’s Museum of Tucson held another one of their busy S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math ) Sundays, which will continue to last throughout the whole Summer with new guests each week! Among the usual commotions of family edutainment that the Museum has brought kids for years, Tucson Water was there to demonstrate how the natural water brought to us by the monsoons travels down the mountains and into our valley. They illustrated this with a model of Tucson and spray bottles to show guests where the water travels, is collected, and put to use by Tucson Water. Also, Mona Chambers and her hive was there to allow children to “see the bees” and learn more about their role in nature. Kids and their families were able to taste natural honey, discover the importance of pollination, and get acquainted with an entire hive of live bees and their queen. The beekeeping suits were the hit among the kids.

To “see the bees” for yourself, go to www.seethebees.com to learn how.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Children’s Museum’s scientific S.T.E.A.M, Sundays all this Summer until September 3rd.

From Austin Allison