As you may be aware, I’ve been working with Cincinnati Public Libraries to provide education outreach programming to their branches. We have now finalized a solid plan, and I’m happy to say it is mutually beneficial for Hive13, the libraries, and the community at large:
I proposed a few courses for consideration by the branches. They have selected, “Kitchen Chemistry”. My proposal was to teach kids and adults the wonders of polymers by making bouncy balls, slime, etc… the same chemicals would allow them to have a home kit to grow crystals, dry flowers and plants. Could also do a demo of dancing non-newtonian fluids and more. :).
I have arranged a budget for each course to be paid to us. It is tentatively set at $100-$150 per event.
The events are scheduled as follows:
6/9, 2 p.m.
6/11, 11 a.m.
6/11, 2 p.m.
6/15, 4 p.m.
6/18, 2 p.m.
7/9 2 p.m.
7/13 2 p.m.
7/14 1 p.m.
7/18, 2 p.m.
I can coordinate this, but would appreciate it if anyone wanted to join me at this point refining and planning.
Please sign up to volunteer. We will need multiple instructors or helpers at events. If you wish to help with the planning stages, and development of cool stuff to do, add your name and contribution here:
In summation, this is win win for HIve13. It will also be a lot of fun. I have done programs like this before with kids (with these experiments), and it’s a blast for them and me!
We are being offered ample financial support to provide for supplies, logistics, and our organization. I do not anticipate a shortfall in funds (some margins are in the budget).
Please jump in, and contribute to this community building effort! It will be super fun for us too.
Lorin E. Parker
P.S. I am also circling wagons elsewhere. If anyone is interested in these efforts, please let me know.