Star Wars Reads Day 2014


Roper Mountain Science Center


On Saturday, October 11th, the Rogues of Star Wars in the Classroom teamed up with the staff of Roper Mountain Science Center to present one of the nation's largest Star Wars Reads Day events with nearly 1500 guests in attendance. This was the third Star Wars event coordinated by The Rogues of Star Wars in the Classroom for Roper Mountain since 2008. Visitors were treated to numerous exhibits scattered throughout the center that included "Star Wars and the Hero 's Journey," "Star Wars Tech," "The Ecology of Star Wars," "The Underwater Worlds of Naboo," "The Science of Flight," "The Basics of Rocketry," "Fun with Foam," and more. Furthermore, there were numerous hands-on activities for the younglings that allowed them to make-and-take rockets, hovercrafts, and rubber band-powered airplanes. In the planetarium, guests watched "Astronaut," narrated by Ewan McGregor and "Stars: Powerhouses of the Universe," narrated by Mark Hamill. Members of the 501st Carolina Garrison and the local clan of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club added to the fun. There were story times for the younglings throughout the day and Barnes and Noble at Greenridge put together an awesome bookfair that provided guests the opportunity to pick up some terrific Star Wars titles, including books by fellow Rogues Ian Doescher and Ryder Windham. Overall, it was another amazing day of Force-filled fun and learning and we look forward to doing it again next year!

Many thanks go to the following for providing us with fantastic swag to give away:
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Scholastic Books
Workman Publishers
DK Publishing
Chronicle Books
Abrams Books
Random House
Dark Horse Comics


Below are pictures from the highly successful event!

Event Pictures


Mythology Connections

Mythology Connections

Mythology Connections

Mythology Connections

Mythology Connections

Star Wars in the Classroom Display

Hovercraft Demonstrations

Thomas and Darth

Thomas and 501st members

Star Wars in the Classroom Display

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Rubberband Planes

Lightsaber Fight!

Shapes with Foam

Shapes with Foam

Wes with his new book

Thomas reading Ryder Windham's latest book

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

What's your favorite Star Wars film?

Star Wars in the Classroom Display

Members of the 501st & Mando Mercs

Members of the 501st & Mando Mercs

Members of the Mando Mercs

Members of the 501st & Mando Mercs