This summer Getting Excited About Science was performed at camps, libraries, park districts, and head lined many festivals. Some groups had hands on workshops, many shows were outside and we had lots of fun across Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Cicero, IL had the show to kick off Back to School week. I will be perofming a show on the night of the solar eclispe and plan to set up my telescope with solar filter.
Early in September, school shows start with a pair of show near Detroit, Michigan. School assembly showcases start in early September.
Call early for best dates.
This week Getting Excited About Science was a Keynote a conference with over 1,000 students and 400 parents. Here is an article from the local paper.
As part of the Earth Day Show, there is a segment on “Carbon Footprints” Just received a link to this terrific video about carbon footprints today and had to share.
There are 3 free public shows at the Waukesha County Museaum on Jan. 21, 2012. Show times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm This will be an all ages show with lots of fun. Call 262-521-2859 for more information.
A Special public show is at the Sandwich Opera House on Jan 26, 2012 at 1:00 PM. This show will focus on the science in the Midwest. Call 815-786-2555 for ticket information.
Niles Public Library will have Getting Excited About Science on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:00 PM. This is an all ages show. Call 847-663-6622 for more information
Elk Grove Village Public Library will have Getting Excited About Science on Feb. 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM. This is an all ages show. Call 847-439-0447 for more information.
University of Illinois at Morris will feature Getting Excited About Science on March 3 at 1:30 pm for a special Earth Day program. The show will be at Saratoga Elementary in the large gym in Morris, IL.
Getting Excited About Science will also be at Wayne State Univerity in March. Over all, we will be at dozen science fairs this season.
Getting Excited About Science is an approved vendor for the Chicago Public Schools. We are able to accept approved/authorized Purchase Orders from the schools. In the past week and a half we have been at 3 different Chicago schools for science programs for 4 school assemblies and one math – science night program.
Over the years we have brought science to dozens Chicago Public Schools.
The Denver International Airport just built the “greenest” large parking lot in the world according to the Dever Post. There are solar pannels and windmills. Here is the link.
Many other parking lots are being built with porous material and other strategies that allows rain water to reach the ground and not “run off”. The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL has a great new parking lot built this way.
There is a trend across the USA to make the football, baseball, basketball and hockey stadiums more energy self sufficiant. The Philidalphia Eagles will have the first major stadium where all the energy is generated on site. They will use a combination of solar, wind, biodisel and low flush toliets. Read this article. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/sports/football/18stadium.html?_r=1
The Green Getting Excited About Science shows uses only electricity generated by the 300 watt energy bike and solar panels.