Friday, April 19, 2013

The beauty of a small, local venue

I haven't had the chance to check out the new Exploratorium yet, which I'm very excited to do. We're so lucky to have that kind of hands-on inspiration so close. This video highlights the equally important smaller venue for students to be able to access hands-on science on a regular basis.

Our first hands-on science workshop in Martinez will be the John Muir Elementary Community Science Workshop opening in the Fall of the 2013/2014 school year. We are turning the seldom used science lab into a hands-on exploratory science workshop encompassing the Next Generation Science Standards into interactive exploratory exhibits with elements of technology, engineering math and art.

I'm working with the New Leaf Collaborative to secure grants for materials and coordinate local science experts and enthusiasts as well as high school interns. I'm also blessed to have Dan Sudran, featured in this video, as a huge supporter and mentor. Stay posted for more information & please reach out to me with any questions or resources you'd like to share.