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It’s finally spring … or at least that’s what the calendar and our friend Ed Hanna of WFMZ 69 News tell us. The snow is melting (again), the days actually are getting longer, and new activity bustles around us.
While the Da Vinci Science Center’s Outreach Programs team bustles with activity every day, it also has new and renewed experiences to share this spring.
The Center introduced recently two Da Vinci Science Center After-School Lab (ASL) programs – I Can Make It and Designing Our Future. I Can Make It was developed to allow students a chance to explore advanced manufacturing and modern technologies. Students use real-world manufacturing tools each day as they discover how industries collaborate to create popular consumer products. Designing our Future, as its name suggests is all about humanity’s future. Students build real robots and explore cutting-edge nanotechnology, DNA, and gene manipulation. Students also discover potential implications of the development of these technologies.
The Center also is proud to partner with The Civic Theatre of Allentown to present its Science on Screen series. These awesome events feature screenings of classic, cult, or documentary films; entertaining presentations by experts about scientific breakthroughs that relate to each film’s subject matter; and hands-on activities presented by Da Vinci Science Center educators. Audiences have raved that the program achieves the difficult combination of entertainment and enlightenment to perfection.
The next Science on Screen event will be on Monday, April 6, with a presentation of the 1989 classic Field of Dreams and a program by Lehigh University Physics Professor Gary DeLeo, Ph.D. The spring series continues on Tuesday, May 5, with the 1985 cult classic The Goonies and an entertaining program by Alec Bodzin, Ph.D., of the Lehigh University Environmental Initiative