Monday, July 28, 2008

Born to Do Science Cafe!

I'm starting a science cafe here in Stillwater, OK! What's a science cafe you ask? It's a series of events where a scientist speaks to the public. For more information, check out the Nova Science Now science cafe website.

I'll be doing four events to start with and I'm in the process right now of lining up some scientists! My science cafe will of course be aimed at families with kids. We won't water down the science but we will try to make it accessible and interesting for all ages.

My goals for the kids who come to these events are:
1. They will talk to someone who is passionate about their work; someone doing something important to help make the world a better place.

2. They will feel that at some level they can understand the science we're discussing.

3. They will feel that this is something they could do themselves if they wanted to - asking good questions and pursuing the answers.

That's it - nothing lofty. ;-)

If you'd like to help make this happen, please write and ask me to add you to the mailing list. I'll be sending out more details soon.