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littleBits Electronics with NASA's Ginger Butcher

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Build a NASA inspired project with littleBits. Join us for an afternoon exploring NASA science with littleBits electronics lead by Ginger Butcher, an educator working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Ginger Butcher is an award-winning Science Writer and accomplished Education product developer with over 17 years experience working for NASA Headquarters and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Ginger has over a decade of experience creating unique education products that teach NASA science concepts to young children. This includes spearheading a Space Act Agreement between NASA and littleBits for the creation of the littleBits Space Kit with NASA STEM activities. She also has an extensive background translating complex scientific concepts for students, educators and the general public through various media such as videos, interactive displays, books, brochures, and websites including NASA’s Tour of the Electromagnetic Spectrum and the Adventure of Echo the Bat. Ginger continues her work developing education and outreach experiences for NASA’s Aura and Landsat satellite missions.

Important: Ages 7 to 17 are welcome, but children 12 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult for the entire meeting.

Getting there:

The Thingstitute is located in downtown Rockville in the old red brick courthouse at 29 Courthouse Square. It's at the corner of Maryland and Courthouse Square with a large fountain out front.

Enter via the front door. Walk down the hall and make a left at the elevator. We'll be on the second floor. An entrance without stairs is located in the rear of the building. Handicap parking is located next to the rear entrance. We'll have a sign with a number to call to get someone to open the rear door.

Parking: Street parking is free on Sundays, but may not be available. The parking lot at 11 N Washington St is free and less than a block away. It is on the corner of Courthouse Sq and Washington St with an entrance right after the traffic light on Courthouse Sq. A second option is the COB parking garage on E. Jefferson and Monroe which is larger and also free. See ( for other parking lots.

Metro: If you are coming by metro, exit the station to the left and take the pedestrian bridge over Rockville Pike. Walk straight for a little over a block and you'll be there.