Thursday, April 14, 2016

Muireka!

The kids' school science night was on Tuesday.  I was one of the lead organizers for the event, so including the kids' projects, it was a good amount of work for the whole family.  It turned out so well that I wanted to share a few photos (even if you don't know the people that are in them).
We had hands-on activity booths for the first time in many years, and I coordinated the 10 volunteer groups that came to give presentations.  Here is the Plant Pathology group from UW.

We also had some groups of kids do science-themed murals to get more people involved.  The murals were hung around the school and the nearby community center as a kind of advertising.

A couple of shots of the gym that help all 60 student projects and five classrooms-based projects


Our sign thanking the volunteers

One of the Family Challenge booths to build the tallest tower made out of toothpicks and marshmallows for donated prizes.  The other booth was a paper airplane design contest to see who could fly their plane the furthest.

The Insect Ambassadors from UW came too.  The little girl is holding a walking stick, and they also had a couple of hissing cockroaches to hold too.

UW Primate Center helping the students see if they're smarter than a rhesus monkey.  The iPads had 'tests' that they use to train real monkeys.

Our school is named after John Muir, whose birthday is later in April.  It seemed to fitting to celebrate his (178th) birthday at the Science Night.

Another shot from the tower building contest

Claire at her poster

Wesley at his poster

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