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Austin Peay to provide science demonstrations at Clarksville’s Movies in the Park

(Published May 20, 2019)

Mr. Incredible and his super-suit wearing colleague Frozone could learn a trick or two this Saturday from Austin Peay’s scientists and students.

Before the first frames of “Incredibles 2” start rolling at Movies in the Park at Clarksville’s Heritage Park, the Austin Peay representatives will crush two 55-gallon steel drums. And they’ll use only a cooler full of ice cubes for the feat.

Austin Peay’s College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is partnering with Clarksville Parks and Recreation to provide free and interactive science demonstrations during the city’s Movies in the Park series, which starts this Saturday and runs through October.

The partnership starts May 25 with “Incredibles 2.” The movie starts at sunset, which will be shortly before 8 p.m. on Saturday, but Austin Peay (and other vendors) will have demonstrations and activities before the show.

In addition to the barrel crush, Austin Peay staff and students will lead other science activities, such as this interactive balloon-in-a-bottle demonstration of air pressure.


Here’s the schedule of Movies in the Parks films accompanied by Austin Peay’s planned science demonstrations:

The free movies start at sunset. Science demonstrations happen before the movies and are subject to change. For weather cancellations, visit the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Facebook page at www.facebook.com/clarksvilleparksandrecreation.



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