Welcome to Kids Day @ SLAC 2009
Frequently Asked Questions
What will happen on Kids Day @ SLAC?
- After registration, kids 9 to 11 years old will go
to the ROB and kids 12 to 16 years old will
go to the Kavli Auditorium. In each location they will get a
safety talk and SLAC welcome (kids only, no sponsors,
escorts, or parents). The kids will be welcomed
by David Fritz in in the ROB and
Yvonne Edmonds in the Kavli Auditorium.
After the talks, the kids will be divided up
into their workshop groups, based on the workshop option
chosen on the registration form. Kids 9-11 years old will
attend two hands-on workshops in the morning and two in the
afternoon after lunch. Kids 12 years old and up will attend one hands-on
workshop in the morning and one in the afternoon. All
workshop choices will be based on a first-come,
first-serve pre-registration and are suitable for 9
through 16 years old. Please feel free to contact
Barry Webb at x2355 with any general questions.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the importance of keeping track of where each and every child
is the day of Kids Day and for obvious safety reasons, no one will be allowed to change
workshops the day of the event. Also no child will be allowed to walk in and register
the day of the event. We do our best to accommodate everyone’s first
choice of workshops and pairing of children.
- How much does it cost?
- There is a $20 charge ($22 if an XXL shirt is
chosen) this year that includes
morning refreshments, lunch,
a t-shirt and ice cream at the ice cream social.
- How do I get a t-shirt?
- Parents, sponsors, volunteers or other SLAC staff
members who wish to purchase a t-shirt should fill out a
registration form and submit it and a check made out to
“Stanford University” to Michelle Montalvo,
MS 69. There are no refunds or exchanges.
- When and how do I register a child?
- The sponsor must complete the registration form
(parent must sign consent) and submit a check in the
correct amount made
out to "Stanford University" for each
participant by Friday, July 24. There will be limited
number of participants and we expect to fill all
available space, so please register immediately. If you
have any questions, contact Michelle Montalvo at x2057
- What are my responsibilities as a sponsor?
- You must review with the child safety instructions (mitigations
described on the workshop web page and the registration packet)
and attend the 8:00 - 8:50 AM check in and the 11:30 lunch.
You are also invited to attend the 2:30 pm ice cream social and
afternoon science talks at the Panofsky Auditorium
with Joy Hayter for 9 - 11 years old and Risa Wechsler
in the Kavli Auditorium for 12 - 16 years old. Make sure that the kids wear long
pants, closed-toed shoes, no jewelry and have hair pulled back!
Pick up your kids at 3:30 when Kids Day ends.
- Who pays for lunch for
sponsors and escorts?
- All helpers must pay for their own lunch, if they
choose to participate, and purchase
in advance via the registration form.
- How do kids get to their workshops?
- Staff volunteers will escort groups of kids to their
respective workshops. It is strictly prohibited for
sponsors to take kids directly to the workshops; the
workshops are not open houses. Sponsors are encouraged
to sign up as escorts.
- What afternoon science talk does my kid(s) attend?
- The kids are split up by age
into two groups. The young kids, ages 9 to 11 years old, and their
sponsors, go to the Panofsky Auditorium. The older kids,
ages 12 to 16 years old, go to the Kavli Auditorium.
- How can I volunteer to help?
- Many escorts are needed on the day of the event
and sponsors are encouraged to participate. Please look
at our escorts web page for more information and feel
free to contact Michelle Steger, x3011, to volunteer as
an escort or
to ask any questions. You may also
register online to be an escort.