Event Guide

Explore, Wander and Wonder

Our event is a half-day packed with talks, amazing activities and an art show.


  • 8:30-8:45am Registration (Please note that we cannot accept any students after 8:55am because we are recording our speakers.)
  • 9:00-10:15am Speakers/Talks
  • 10:15-10:30am Break
  • 10:30-11:15am Activity 1
  • 11:15-11:20am Break
  • 11:20am-12:05pm Activity 2
  • 12:05-12:30pm Closing

Bring Your Whole Self…

and leave your tablet at home and your cell phone in your pocket. This is a one-of-a-kind day and we invite you to allow yourself to be fully present and to enjoy this rare opportunity.

Get Ready for Some Fascinating Experiences

Build Motors with Magnets, Wire, and a Battery with Alex LaGatta

Students will be exposed to the principles of an electric motor, which converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. Students will build a simple motor using powerful Neodymium magnets, a conductor (copper wire), and a battery (source of electricity). The students will attach the source of electricity, build a balanced coil out of copper wire (the hardest part) and figure out the alignment to get the coil spinning under the force of the magnet. Bonus points for sparks.

Alex LaGatta teaches Geology, Environmental Science and Energy at St. Mary’s College. She is the proud, joyous mother of Max in the fourth grade and delighted to be able to contribute to EB’s TEDxYouth event. She strives to make science fun and accessible to people of all ages!