The new KSDS Science Enrichment Committee was given the task of proposing a program that would take advantage of the vast resources in our own community in the area of science. Do you know how many of our KSDS parents and grandparents, and how many of our alumni work in science-related fields? Dozens and dozens work in medicine, engineering, computer technology, and science education and research.
The decision of the committee was to highlight scientists from our own community at a Schechter Science Showcase. We invited the Baltimore Science Center to partner with us. The Science Showcase took place on Sunday, December 18th. There were 20 minute sessions for children between the ages of 4-14 and their families. THIS WAS NOT A DROP-OFF PROGRAM. This was a family program.
So, who was on the agenda for first Science Showcase?
Dr. Suzanne Keilson on Biomimicry, Dr.Yuval Boger on the Science of Music, Dr. Michael Fingerhood on Heart Basics, Casey Gelber on Molecules in Motion, Barbara Siegel on Why Boats Float?, Cheri Crow on How Your Brain Works?, Dr. Bruce Rabin on Challenging your Brain, Dr. Ben Sugarman on How Telescopes Work?, Ann Gearhart on Your Pet and the Environment, Dr. Michele Shenk on All You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Teeth, Dr. Ron Cohn on Hibernating Squirrels, Oliver Kuntz on Building Structures That Can Withstand Earthquakes, Dr. Stu Levine on The Magic of Chemistry, Ellen Friedman on Caring for the Environment at KSDS, KSDS science consultant, Ed Robeck, on How 3D Works?, and Dr. Jim Kraft on Cracking the Code.
This program was among the finest family educational programs ever offered at KSDS. It was part of our focus on science, an initiative of the new KSDS Strategic Plan. Our appreciation to Sandy Hittman, a past member of our KSDS Board, who generously, sponsored the Science Center programming for this major event.