The Science Department will offer free events to the public that will envelop children in the wonders of science. These include the Atomic Circus (a blend of Chemistry, music and interpretive dance), our Star Parties (events using our telescopes to view the sun, planets, meteors, and constellations), and public seminars in addition to other events such as Girls in Science and the Science Expo. These events help our community and its children embrace the wonders of the scientific world. #JacketGivingDay
First priority for the funds will be to pay for supplies and equipment to conduct the shows. Second priority will be to support undergraduate science students who are interested in community outreach to develop new demonstrations and activities to be incorporated into our events. Third priority will be to assist with the transportation costs of event attendees and/or presenters who are involved with the events.
Not enough young people are being excited and inspired to pursue an education in STEM fields. We need your donations to help us fund these science outreach events so that they remain free to all the children, parents and grandparents in our community. If we can get them excited about science at a young age, they can then ultimately desire to master it and contribute to the world of science, benefiting us all.