February 2019 
From the Executive Director                                                           
Why Love Science?
It's the month of love, so it's a great time to ask, why love science? Because science is everywhere! Science most purely defined is knowledge. You don't need to be a scientist to be curious and hungry for knowledge. We believe that everyone can love science and love learning about the wonders of the world we live in and the universe beyond. It's our great privilege to provide ways to do just that. Our experience team came up with a great kids night out program this month that explores health -- it sums up our feelings exactly: "EveryBODY Loves Science!"
Check out some of the fun ways to encourage your family and students' love of science below! And last but not least, we offer special thanks to all of our donors and volunteers who make loving science possible year-round by supporting the Children's Science Center.

Executive Director
Children's Science Center
What's Happening at the Lab
New this month!

Discovered in 1886, the Iodine clock reaction has been captivating young chemists for more than a hundred years!  

Ready! Set! ...React?, the new experiment this month, showcases the magic of reaction kinetics, the chemistry of how fast or slow substances transform into new substances.  In this version, we've sloooowed things down so we can observe the chemical transformation as it occurs. This experiment hits the Bar on Saturday, February 9.

The  Winter Wonder Lab,  is available through February 15 with DIY Snow as a special 4th experiment.

New! Fish Feeding Frenzy at the Lab every weekday at 4pm and Saturdays at 2pm. This 30 minute demonstration will explore the world of the Coral Reef, show how different sea life interact with one another, and how we take care of them. This program is included with admission and is located inside the Discovery Zone. Everyone is invited to attend regardless of age. 

New! Aquatic Life recently added live plants (Hornwort and Red Ludwigia) and two blue crayfish! Keep an eye out for more to come.

Check out the calendar of events for information on what's happening at the Lab all month long! 
Kids Night Out - EveryBODY Loves STEM
This Saturday! 

Our popular Kids Night Out event is back February 9! Drop off the kids in grades K-6 and they will enjoy an evening of dinner, special themed STEM related activities and make new friends.

Participants may sign up with siblings or friends. Receive $5 off additional tickets with the Discount Code:  HEART

Pizza, fruit, drinks, and dessert will be served in the Garage while making new friends.

Saturday, February 9
6:30pm - 8:30pm

This event is a drop-off only event.
Make Summer Plans Now
The Early Bird Gets First Choice and Saves 

Planning your spring break or made any summer plans? Be sure to include the Children's Science Center Lab!

Summer camps run from June 17 through August 23. Single day camps include both Spring Break (April 15 - 19) and July 1-3 & 5. There is no camp offered on July 4th.

Campers will spend the day alongside our STEM Educators exploring a variety of content, building their knowlege of key science concepts, all the while having fun and making new friends!

Register before March 1, and receive $25 off a week-long camp. Use promo code:  EARLYCAMP  at checkout.

We look forward to seeing your camper! Feel free to email us with any questions.

Superhero Family Night!
Fun for the whole family

Join us for a night of SUPER STEM Family Fun!

Saturday, March 9
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join us for an evening of superhero science! In addition to exploring the Lab, there will be several super powerful activities d esigned for Superhero fans of all ages. 

All participants will be entered in a drawing to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Marvel Universe LIVE! show at Eagle Bank Arena, March 22 through the 31st. See the epic battle between Marvel's greatest Super Heroes and Villains! 

Prizes also awarded for best costume and family-themed costume.  Winner must be present at the time of the drawing to claim the prize.

After School Special
All the fun for half the price

Donor Spotlight 
Heather Flanagan
Meet Heather, a long time volunteer and donor of the Children's Science Center. Pictured with husband,George, and their two children, Caeley and Connor, the Flanagan's have been an integral part in the ongoing success of the Center's mission since it began.

In 2011, the Flanagan Family became one of the first Founders Society Members, and have continued to support this multiyear giving circle each year. In 2014, Heather began serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer until 2016. The Flanagans were also one of the first to support the Element Table Campaign (pictured) to help open the Children's Science Center Lab, by purchasing the element Tungsten. 

Each year, the Flanagans reaffirm their support of the Center with their gifts of time and financial support. Huge thanks to them for their dedication to the Center.

If you like to learn more about becoming a Founders Society Member, please visit our website or email us today. 

Try It At Home:
How Do Animals Stay Warm in the Cold?

Winter is in full swing and we've been experiencing some historically cold days in our region, which means it's a great time to learn about the northern hemisphere Arctic and southern hemisphere Antarctic animals. These animals have various adaptations to keep them warm. For example, polar bears have two thick layers of fur. They also have a thick layer of fat called blubber. In this experiment, we'll investigate how blubber works.

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