Join the CMB-S4 Collaboration for the Saturday Science Series, a virtual lecture series for high school students, beginning Oct. 9. Register at bit.ly/36XXoM8.The CMB-S4 Collaboration is a scientific organization of astronomers from around the world, who collaborate to design, build, deploy, operate, and analyze data from the upcoming CMB-S4 Experiment. The experiment will observe the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the oldest light in the Universe, which can be thought of as a literal baby picture of the Universe. The collaboration is supported by NSF (National Science Foundation) and DoE (Department of Energy). ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for something fun, hands-on, and educational for kids to do after school? Our STEAM Science Club is back this fall! Each week we’ll practice our observation skills, ask questions, design creative solutions to problems, and conduct experiments. Learn more and register at bit.ly/2VHsOnY. ... See MoreSee Less
In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, Da Vinci Science Center is proud to highlight the work of arts teachers and students who use technology to do everything from building a robot that will beat in time to music, to digitally-designing and 3D printing models of delicious desserts. STEAM education can help prepare students for jobs in a tech-rich world. Like our namesake, Leonardo da Vinci, we believe that the arts and STEM are natural partners. The art teachers we work with help their students see the many similarities in the practices and habits of mind used by artists with those that are used by scientists and engineers. #BecauseOfArtsEd #STEAMrocks ... See MoreSee Less
Most of us think of deer as carriers of ticks but as our Outreach Education Coordinator, Megan Roselli, and fellow authors explain in a recent article in Urban Ecosystems Journal, ticks also rely on birds to travel any great distance. So whether you are visiting a city park or hiking in the woods, don’t forget those tick checks when you and your family get home! rdcu.be/cxhrR... See MoreSee Less
Does your child love to tinker and come up with new inventions? Enroll them today in our Young Inventors: Idea Lab science club! We'll take problem-solving to the next level, and turn ideas into real prototypes. Begins Oct. 3. Register and learn more at bit.ly/2VHsOnY. ... See MoreSee Less
We had a great time this afternoon with Congresswoman Susan Wild and Rep. Peter Schweyer showing them the plans for the new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion. Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
Constructing a building is a complex, multifaceted endeavor, and an ideal way to showcase the importance of STEAM education – Science, Technology Engineering, Arts and Math. STEAM in Action spotlights the individuals, teams, and organizations that are literally helping us bring the new Da Vinci Science Center at PPL Pavilion to life. Our first blog conversation is with Colleen Limbert, a Staff Soil Scientist at Geo-Technology Associates, Inc. (GTA).www.davincisciencecenter.org/the-dirt-on-what-its-like-to-be-a-soil-scientist/... See MoreSee Less
July 28, 2021 Colleen Limbert, a Staff Soil Scientist, and the team at Geo-Technology Associates are engaged in the project early on. They use drill rigs to drill borings and rock probes into the grou...