04 February 2014

Welcome to Science Play with Dr. A!

Welcome to Science Play with Dr. A!

I created this blog so that parents, caregivers and educators can find ways to bring more science (and learning!) into the life of children. After 23 years in the field of education teaching all kinds of things but mostly science in public school, private school, museum, university, and graduate school settings, I’m now focused on sharing SIMPLE IDEAS with everyday people.

Two years ago (after being a teacher, professor and nonprofit executive), I opened Storefront Science, a living science experiment and science play space for kids in Northern Manhattan. StoSci, as it came to be known, was a fun and wonder-filled space. For financial reasons, I closed the physical doors in fall 2013, but am still committed to spreading “the gospel of science” or rather, spreading a love of WONDER, EXPLORATION AND EXPERIMENTATION far and wide.

I know that for many children, their science experiences are limited. Sadly, schools deem science an “enrichment” rather than a necessary course of study and way of thinking. But many teachers, caregivers and parents know the value of science literacy and want to encourage exploration and investigation with children. 

So, if you can't get the science you need, why not make the science you deserve?

Moving forward, I will post ruminations, activities, Big Ideas, and reviews...and I encourage you to a) read this blog, 2) comment, 3) ask questions, and 4) share it with your friends. Plus, I have a book coming out in October (Science, Not Just for Scientists) and will be sharing tasty morsels from it.

Here's to Wonder and Exploration!

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