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Sidewalk Science Center: Creating Educational Experiences in Public Spaces

Sidewalk Science Center: Creating Educational Experiences in Public Spaces

When was the last time you conducted a science experiment? Have you looked at Jupiter or Saturn through a telescope recently? Have you held a gyroscope as it defies gravity, or conducted electricity through a chain of people at the playground? When you visit a Sidewalk Science Center, you get to participate in all of […]

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans

The human fascination with seashells is primal. Archeological evidence suggests that Neanderthals collected cockle shells on the coast of what is modern Spain, perhaps preferring those they found beautiful. Native Americans built “great cities of shell” on the coasts, later carted off for road fill. In the 1950s, the nation burned with a shell-collecting fever […]

End the Misery: Tigers in Captivity

End the Misery: Tigers in Captivity

There are approximately 10,000-20,000 tigers being held in captivity by private owners in the United States. The exact number is unknown because the current laws make it difficult to track a tiger once it has outlived its usefulness as a cub for petting and photo ops. The lives of these tigers are miserable with little […]

Thirty Hills: The Cool and the Crazy

Thirty Hills: The Cool and the Crazy

What’s one of the tiger’s habitats? The rain forest! Join us on this day as we explore the mysterious world of the rain forests in Sumatra and discover some of the cool, the crazy, and the downright creepy creatures that lived there. Following the talk, we will have art activities for everyone to partake in! […]