Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hello All,

The summer is in full swing and the Cambridge Science Festival (CSF) team has had some time to relax after a successful festival this past April. My name is Jesse Billingham, and last week I joined the CSF team as the new coordinator for the Science on the Street program (SciStreet). SciStreet is the mobile arm of the CSF that aims to bring engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities, exercises and demonstrations to community and cultural events throughout Massachusetts, year-round. I am excited to work with a great team!

This past Monday the SciStreet team was fortunate to participate in Camp Miracles and Magic. This week-long camp invites children from across the region who were born with HIV to a fun and welcoming place. On Monday the campers were able to explore a variety of engaging science activities including building paper rockets, kites, helicopters, and exploring how electrical circuits work with home-made play dough! In addition, Terry Murray "The Inventor Mentor" was on hand with the SciStreet team with his water rockets and cannon which provided a lot of fun and a nice way to cool off!

For information on upcoming Science on the Street events, please visit the Science on the Street website, and follow the CSF blog for updates on where we've been and where we're going in your community!