Archive for December 29th, 2009

Kindergarten After School Workshops

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Don’t forget to sign up for the next session of the Kindergarten After School Workshop starting January 4th, 2010.  The after school programs are a great way to engage your child by doing fun, hands-on science activities.  The Kindergarten workshops have included activities such as exploring the outdoors, excavating fossils, interacting with our amazing animals, and creating silly or shocking science experiments.

The new year will bring six new exciting monthly topics!  Starting in January, we will be learning about the five senses.  This topic includes learning how sound works, tricking your taste buds, matching smells, and making your very own optical illusion to take home.  Check our website for the specified dates if you are interested in any of these upcoming topics: Planet Earth, The Final Frontier, Pirates’ Treasure, Junior Gardeners, and Finding Nemo.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Register by calling Rosemarie at (516) 627-9400 ext. 10

Celia LoPinto

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Science Museum of Long Island were saddened to hear of the passing of Celia Lo Pinto December 4, 2009.  Celia was a founder of the museum in 1963 and helped shepherd this institution from its humble beginnings from a room in the rear of a bakery in Roslyn to its current home at Leeds Pond Preserve.  The efforts of Celia and others have enabled us to pass on science to thousands of children, of which many are now practicing careers in the medical and physical science.

 Thank you Celia,
John Loret Ph.D. Dsc