We sent out an invite (created a Smore form) with an embedded google form to about 30 KC scientists on the Science Pioneers science mentor list, and to our 6th grade parents, asking them to give us leads. We had about 12 scientists show up in the morning and 12 in the afternoon, ~3-4 per classroom. (Note to KC area educators: Science Pioneers is working to get the scientist mentor list live and accessible on the web to educators in early 2014, with easy scheduling options! Contact Science Pioneers with any questions.)
Dr. Greg Claycomb, Chemistry, Park University
Author of A Photographic Field Guide to the Butterflies in the Kansas City Region by Betsy Betros (Sep 9, 2008) SHE SIGNED ONE of her books and donated it to us! Shared her love of books and stories.
Gary Engemann, retired; Chemist and teacher; grandpa of another of the kids! Great stories!
|One of the signs the kids created in|
a short amount of time!
|Writing her notes, her way.|
Result: Amazing day that the kids ENJOYED. Autographs were asked for!! At 3:00 the kids were still going strong and only left due to bell and buses.
Organizations that arrange for scientists to work with kids on a regular basis, gently mentoring and extending a big arm