Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation

Date: Jul. 19, 2014 Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm Located at: OMSI N. Parking Lot
Who is this for: For everyone Cost: Free

Drive Revolution: The Future of Transportation

Drive Revolution will showcase the latest in sustainable transportation options in bikes, cars, public transportation and more. Audiences will have hands-on opportunities to learn about the newest engineering techniques and sustainable choices for the future. OMSI is dedicated to inspiring learners of all ages to gain a deeper knowledge of the science around them, in fun and informal educational settings. Drive Revolution is helping us take new steps in public education around alternative transportation and the innovation and engineering around them!

Ride & Drive
Test drive the newest cars representing today's clean technology. Mercedes-Benz of Portland (C-Class & E-Class), Smart Cars (Electric & Gas), Nissan of Portland (Leaf), Armstrong Volkswagen (Passat TDI & Jetta Hybrid), General Motors (ELR, Volt & Spark EV), Ford (C-Max & Fusion Energis)

Partner Organizations - Get hands-on and learn more from these local organizations that are making a difference in sustainalbe transportation.
AAA Oregon/Idaho - Arcimoto - Car2go - CUB Policy Center - Cyngergy E-Bikes - EcoSpeed - OHSU ThinkFirst (Helmet Fittings $5) - OpConnect - OSU Solar Trailer - Palatov Motorsport - PGE - Plasma Boy Racing Team - Portland State Viking Motorsports - Rowell Flight Test Crew - RYNO Motors - SK Northwest - State Farm Insurance - Stelcor Energy - Swift Cycleworks - Tom Dwyer Automotive Services - Toyota (display cars only - Prius Plug-in & Highlander Hybrid) Works Electric - ZipCar
OMSI Demos
Solar Technology: Learn about current local research related to improving solar technology through these hands on activities.
Ideas Taking Flight: Challenge yourself to design, build, test and redesign the perfect paper airplane.
Gear Head: Explore how gears and other simple machines help get us where we’re going.
Blast Off!: It’s literally rocket science!
Hydrogen Boom: Find out more about the explosive power of this “alternative” fuel.
Build An Electric Motor: It may not move your car or bike, but it’s sure to get your mind working.

Cascadia cargo bike fair & disaster relief trials
B-Line - Bike Friday - Builder by Bike - Clever Cycles - FEMA - Metro Feits of Parenthood - Multnomah County Emergency Management - Portland Bureau of Emergency Management - Portland Design Works - Portland Fire Bureau - Rolling Wrench - Skedco - Splendid Cycles - Tom Labonte Bikes - Westen Bikeworks - XtraCycle
Disaster prepardness kits
Did you know that less than 15% of Americans are prepared for a disaster? The Allstate Foundation and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to change this by encouraging and assisting families in building disaster preparedness kits. On July 19, Hands On and Allstate volunteers will be on hand at OMSI to help with kit assembly and explain the importance of each item in the kit. Together, we can keep families safe!
Enjoy food from local food carts including: Bro-Dogs, Abyla Grill, Fifty Licks and Moberi Smoothies

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