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Super Science Saturday was started in 1989 by Mr. Jim Wallace, a sixth grade science teacher at Ridgewood's Benjamin Franklin Middle School. What began solely as a science day for students has evolved into a broad experience for children, adults, and families from all over the tri-state area. Now in its 36th year, Super Science Saturday is an annual, non-competitive event providing a showcase for the variety of scientific explorations and applications that are alive in our community. Not only do professional science presenters share their work, it is unique in that students present alongside them, learning from adult presenters as mentors and peers.

Though Mr. Wallace has since retired from the Ridgewood Public Schools, his small idea has grown to a day that brings over 1,500 area residents together to celebrate science. As we look to "reinvent" Super Science Saturday this year, we increasingly rely on the community to provide support before and during the event. Parents, students and teachers have all taken a role in making this day a success. Please find out how you can get involved by visiting our volunteer page.

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