Very Large Array, Socorro, New Mexico. Photo: Hajor, Aug 8, 2004.
Summer is the perfect time for a road trip and there are some amazing places you can drive to that will satiate your science nerd curiosity.
A few of the most impressive destinations include the Very Large Array in Socorro, New Mexico, which is a collection of 27 radio telescopes spanning 20 miles where astronomers study space, The Bay Model in Sausalito, Calif. which served as an analog calculator for measuring high tides and storms in the Bay Area and is now used as an educational tool, or the Humongous Fungus in Malheur National Forest, Oregon where the honey mushroom, the largest organism on Earth, covers 2,300 acres of forest.
"If you are out of school for the summer, schedule a summer road trip highlighting museums, state parks, and historic sites along the way. You can also explore local science museums and other educational venues located near your home. Continue learning about topics that interest you or learn about something new," Ciafardoni said.