I/We, being the parents(s) or legal guardian(s), understand that The Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Inc., (or “Da Vinci Science Center”) takes reasonable precautions to insure that its activities are conducted by qualified personnel in a safe and responsible manner. However, I/We further understand that these activities involve certain risks and exposures, which may include but are not limited to: Chemicals, soldering irons, hammers, nails, manual saws, hot glue guns, power drills, jig saws, exhibits, plants, insects, animals, and weather conditions. I recognize these risks and agree to an assumption of them by allowing my child to attend the Da Vinci Science Center Summer Camps and participate in these programs. I hereby release, indemnify and hold harmless the Da Vinci Science Center, its officers, trustees, agents, and employees from and against all losses, claims, actions, costs, expenses and/or damages, including attorney and medical fees, arising out of my/our child’s participation in the Da Vinci Science Center’sr Camp or sponsored trips/activities, their related risks, whether arising from an act or omission, negligent or otherwise, to the fullest extent permitted by law, except for the willful misconduct or gross negligence on part of the Da Vinci Science Center. Permission is granted for my child to participate in the Da Vinci Science Center’s Program and I understand, that by signing this form, I am voluntarily and knowingly accepting responsibility for my child’s participation in the Da Vinci Science Center program and its related risks.
If a camper consistently refuses to follow camp rules or puts him/herself or others in danger, then the Da Vinci Science Center reserves the right to dismiss this camper from the program without a refund. By completing this waiver, you acknowledge that your camper will abide by all Da Vinci Science Center rules and policies as communicated by the staff members and volunteers.
I/We (parent/guardian), also to hereby authorize the staff of The Da Vinci Discovery Center of Science and Technology, Inc. (or “Da Vinci Science Center”) to act on my behalf, in lieu of my absence to make such decisions, in seeking medical treatment or medicine for my son/daughter during any camp activity. We have carefully read this release prior to its execution and I/We fully understand its content.
We're doing a costume contest with B104! Visit Jack-O-Lantern Lane in costume now through Oct. 31 and enter to win a family membership or 4 tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the PPL Center! More details at bit.ly/3b2VHiq. ... See MoreSee Less
No school on Nov. 2? Kids in grades K-5 can discover the secrets that our favorite furry, feathered, and scaly animal friends hold during Claws & Paws School's Out Science Camp. Learn more and register at bit.ly/3DTJmcK. ... See MoreSee Less
Our friends from the Lehigh Valley chapter of American Chemical Society are joining us on Saturday for a day full of chemistry fun! Experiment with pop rocks and glow sticks! All included with general admission or membership. Learn more at bit.ly/3vrL7e2. ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Annette Van Dien, one of the distinguished panelists at our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12.Annette is a Senior Engineer at D’Huy Engineering, Inc. (DEI), located in Bethlehem, Pa. Annette began her journey in engineering as an undergraduate at Penn State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. Meet Annette at the virtual WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Meet Dr. Elsa Reichmanis, one of the distinguished panelists at our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12.Dr. Reichmanis is Professor and Carl Robert Anderson Chair in Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University. Prior to joining Lehigh, she was Professor and Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She started her independent career at Bell Labs where she was Bell Labs Fellow and Director of the Materials Research Department. Meet Dr. Reichmanis at the virtual WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Meet Lisa Nibauer, one of the distinguished panelists at our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12.Lisa joined OraSure Technologies as Executive Vice President Business Unit Leader, Diagnostics in May 2020. OraSure develops and delivers game-changing, innovative sampling tools, services and diagnostics designed to help its customers and partners get the best answers to their most critical questions, more easily and with more illuminating insights.Meet Lisa at the WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
There are only a few spots left in Silly, Spooky Science Camp on Oct. 11. Kids will spend the day exploring, investigating, experimenting, and creating while kickstarting their Halloween festivities with a day of spook-tacular STEAM exploration. bit.ly/3l7NyyZ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Dr. Julie Gerberding, one of the distinguished panelists at our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12.Dr. Gerberding is Executive Vice President and Chief Patient Officer at Merck & Co., Inc., where she is responsible for global public policy, patient engagement and advocacy, strategic communications, population health, and corporate responsibility. She joined Merck in 2010 as president of Merck vaccines. Dr. Gerberding is also the former director of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).Meet Dr. Gerberding at the WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Meet Dr. Jaye Gardiner, one of the distinguished panelists for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12. Dr. Gardiner received her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology in 2017 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she studied how HIV effectively spreads between cells and how that infection changed the cells behaviors. Now, she researches pancreatic cancer’s tumor microenvironment, specifically focusing on how the non-tumor cells communicate to support the tumor at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA.Meet Dr. Gardiner at the virtual WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Meet Victoria Brifo, one of the distinguished panelists for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12Victoria is senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Air Products. She is responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s Human Resources organization, including HR Operations, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Management, and Compensation and Benefits, as well as Global Health and Wellness, and Corporate Aviation and Corporate Transportation.Meet Victoria at the virtual WISE Forum Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Meet Kelly Beaver, one of the distinguished panelists for our Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Forum on Oct. 12.Kelly is currently leading the sales, marketing, procurement, and logistics of all gas and electric supply for the retail and wholesale operations at UGIES. She is also responsible for the management and optimization of natural gas storage and associated pipeline transportation, sale of peaking and related services, and purchase and delivery of liquid fuels (oil and propane). Meet Kelly at the virtual WISE Public Panel Discussion on Oct. 12. Learn more at bit.ly/3xVnif4... See MoreSee Less
Science Clubs begin this weekend with Young Inventors: Idea Lab! Don't miss your last chance to register. STEAM Club is sold out, but there are still spots available in FIRST® LEGO® League: Explore and Challenge. bit.ly/3iidJkU... See MoreSee Less
Make new friends. Explore your interests. Have the most fun with science. Science clubs at Da Vinci Science Center are all about having the most fun with science! Each meeting, participants will explo...
No school on Oct. 11? We've got you covered with Silly, Spooky Science Camp for grades K-5. Kickstart your Halloween festivities with a day of spook-tacular STEAM exploration. bit.ly/3kKWzxV... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Megan Frank and the team at PBS39 for receiving a 2021 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy® Award for Writer (NASA: The Future Is Female). We are proud to note that Da Vinci Science Center Senior Director of Education, Karen Knecht, took part in the program! #womeninstem ... See MoreSee Less
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