Archive for May, 2010
Gateway to Science congratulates staff members JoJo Crane and Erik Jensen as they graduate from Century High School on May 30.
JoJo will major in Biology at North Dakota State University in the fall, with her long-range goal to go on to study Marine Biology. She plays flute in the Century Concert Band and has been a member of Spanish Club, Pep Band and National Honor Society. JoJo started working in the Gateway to Science gallery in May 2008. She has been a friendly greeter for our visitors over the past two years and has assisted with many programs and played host for multiple birthday parties. Students can’t fail to notice JoJo’s enthusiasm for science when visiting the gallery.
Erik is currently our most senior student staff member, having worked as a Center Guide since May 2007. His love of science and learning has had a wonderful impact on the children and adults who have visited the science center over the past three years. His creative problem solving has helped to keep our exhibits operational and our programs user-friendly. Throughout high school, Erik has been involved in Curling, Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band, and he has played a leadership role as a member of the Spirit of ’76 and Color Guard at Century. Erik is planning to major in Chemical Engineering at Notre Dame University this fall.
Both of these fabulous young people will continue to work in our gallery through the summer. They will be greatly missed as they head off to their respective colleges, but our very best wishes will go with them! Congratulations, JoJo & Erik!
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
The second generation of butterfly larvae have now become chrysalides! There are now more than 20 chrysalides suspended from branches within our Butterfly Exhibit. Visit our gallery soon, and you just might witness one of them emerge into a winged butterfly!
- Christie, Program Coordinator
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The next generation of butterfly larvae are here…and they are hungry! Our first set of butterflies produced hundreds of tiny blue eggs, which have now hatched. The larvae are eating their way through our plants, leaving only skeletons of leaves behind them. Plan a visit to our exhibit gallery to see how large they can get before forming crysalids!
- Christie, Program Coordinator