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Hundreds of Free Activities Planned for UMD’s 19th Annual Maryland Day

April 24, 2017

Natifia Mullings, 301-405-4076

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland will host its 19th annual Maryland Day on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, a campus-wide celebration of innovation, creativity and academic excellence, offers more than 400 free, educational, family-friendly activities that teach and inspire future innovators.  

Events and activities will span the entire campus, across six learning neighborhoods: Terp Town Center, Ag Day Avenue, Art & Design Place, Biz & Society Hill, Sports & Rec Row and Science & Tech Way.

Highlights for this year’s Maryland Day include:

  • No Excuses Workout and World Record Attempt – University of Maryland alumnus and celebrity trainer Steve Jordan will lead a group fitness exercise and an attempt to break the world record for most people to hold an abdominal plank for 60 seconds.
  • Do Good – Learn, serve and grow with UMD students who are taking on real-world issues. #DoGoodUMD while participating in community service efforts and a scavenger hunt for prizes. UMD chefs will also prepare Do Good recipes that are cost-effective, taste great and offer plenty of variety.
  • The Portal – Connect with someone across the world! Portals is a global network of gold-painted shipping containers that are equipped with immersive audio and video technology that allows guests to experience face-to-face communication though thousands of miles apart.
  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Football Autograph Sessions – Join members of the teams for a photo and autograph session. Members of the football team will also facilitate a training activity.
  • An Afternoon with Sonia De Los Santos – Latin children’s music artist, De Los Santos, performs family-friendly music that reflects on her experiences growing up in Mexico, moving to another country and learning about other countries.
  • Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel – Experience rare access to the university’s wind tunnel, which has been used in aerodynamics research since 1949.
  • One Stop Health Fair – The university, along with its community partners, will offer free health screenings and health information.
  • Kid Play Theatre Workshop –A half-hour acting workshop for budding actors includes fun theater games.
  • Maryland Equestrian Club Horse Show–The club hosts a live horse show, exciting demonstrations and interactive opportunities for the whole family. 

In addition, visitors can learn about UMD’s schools and colleges, participate in a campus tour, catch up with fellow Terps, attend a UMD vs. Penn State softball game, and enjoy live performances and food.

To view the full Maryland Day schedule, visit www.MarylandDay.umd.edu. Follow the celebration and join on social media with #MarylandDay.

Maryland Day will take place rain or shine. Parking and admission are free.