29 Nov EXPLORING THE WONDERS OF SCIENCE WITH THE CALGARY CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION!
We love to offer our kids and families unique experiences, in addition to hockey games, concerts, and theatre experiences. We have taken kids to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, and the Atlas Coal Mine. We have also been fortunate to offer arts and cooking experiences over the past few years for groups of children and volunteers.
As such, we are so excited to tell you about our Mad Science offerings that we have been able to provide for several years through the generous support of Betty Jo of the Calgary Children’s Foundation. With this support, Kids Up Front is able to engage children in educational exploration of science and wonder in the world around them.
In 2016, we were able to offer 17 Mad Science workshops, giving 425 children hands on learning experiences exploring scientific principles such as viscosity, chemical properties, density, and mechanical elements of architecture and engineering!
These offerings complement the work that children are doing in their schools, and augments the experiences that they have in their own neighbourhoods and within the city. For example, we annually take children to the Royal Tyrrell Museum, where they explore the actual world of environmental impacts and chemical properties that allow dinosaur skeletons and bones to be preserved and maintained for millions of years! They see the impact of science on the design of such structures as the Scotiabank Saddledome, and how arches and bridges are made within and around city structures. They see how Lego can be used to simulate the process of building skyscrapers. They see how rocks and minerals are formed, how volcanoes work and why people were able to pan for gold so long ago!
We so appreciate the support of the Calgary Children’s Foundation; your partnership allows us to provide more diverse programming that includes enriching and educational offerings. This is wonderful to add to our portfolio of events, broadening our appeal to a wider audience, complementing existing opportunities, and inspiring young scientists with hands on learning experiences!
We also wish to extend our thank you to the staff and scientists of Mad Science; your workshops are engaging and so enjoyed by our kids. We appreciate your kind and cheerful customer service with bookings, scheduling and directions! Thank you for working alongside us to provide these opportunities. We enjoy working with you!
Thank you for your continued support & don’t forget to tune into Pledge Day on December 2!