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Ask the Scientists

ask the scientists

ask the scientists 

Join Academy scientists and educators for a brand new virtual program where kids lead the conversation! Ask the Scientists! features a series of events about the world we are living in now. Each Zoom session lasts about 30 minutes. Free with registration. Recommended for ages 8–11 but all are welcome.

Ask the Scientists: How Kids Can Help the Planet
Saturday, November 14
10 a.m.
Zoom; free registration required

Kids’ voices matter! Kids and families can play a big role in supporting a cleaner, greener, better place for us all to live. Let’s get together to brainstorm ways that kids can have an impact on their communities, from small actions at home like turning off the lights to big changes like researching environmental issues and getting involved. Talk to scientists and experts about what’s next for the planet and how we can all pitch in to create a sustainable future. This program is best suited for kids ages 8-11!

The discussion will be moderated by Mary Bailey, Youth and Family Programs Developer. The scientist panel features Roland Wall, director of the Center for Environmental Policy at the Academy’s Patrick Center for Environmental Research and Kathryn Longwill, Environmental Scientist. 

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Ask the Scientists: Eureka! Science 2020
Wednesday, December 30
3 p.m.
Zoom; free registration required

Recommended for Ages 8–11; Younger Guests Welcome with Parental Assistance

2020 was an eventful year for science across all disciplines! Find out more about some of the incredible discoveries the Academy made this year at an interactive conversation where kids lead the questioning. Explore how scientists do their work, and ask all about what we expect to see, find, catalog, document and learn in 2021. The conversation will be moderated by Academy educator Mike Kaczmarczik, joined by Kimberly Godfrey, Manager of Social Justice Programs.

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