Archive for March, 2012
NanoDays 2012 was a very big and small success all at once! Guests of all ages enjoyed exploring the discovery stations to learn about nanotechnology of all sizes. A very popular station this year was the create your DNA station (see photo). We also welcomed Anna Bernhardt of New Salem-Almont High School who shared her research and insights on nanotechnology. Thanks for joining us at Gateway to Science!
There are almost 33,000 glasses of water hidden in the things we eat, wear and use on a daily basis. In honor of World Water Day on March 22, I encourage you to consider how much water you use each day and explore ways to conserve this precious resource. You can learn more about the world’s water resources by visiting the official World Water Day 2012 website. Another interesting site is www.waterfootprint.org, where you can calculate your own water footprint.
As the students who attended Gateway to Science’s 2012 Environmental Festival last week learned, water is one of our most precious resources. We all have an obligation to use it responsibly.
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
Gateway to Science announces NanoDays 2012 on Saturday, March 24 from 1PM-4PM. FREE Family Event. It’s the Biggest Event for the Smallest Science! There will be discovery stations for all ages to explore nanotechnology. NanoDays will be held at Gateway to Science in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex located at 1810 Schafer Street, Bismarck. Mark your calendar NOW for Big Nano Fun!
Gateway to Science hosted Environmental Festival on Wednesday, March 14. Over 1000 central North Dakota 5th graders and their teachers registered for the 13th annual festival held at Gateway to Science and Bismarck State College’s Jack Science Center. We are especially appreciative of our guest presenters, volunteers and sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. They make this event a fun and educational experience for the students and teachers alike.
Teachers – Have you reserved your field trip at Gateway to Science? April and May are filling fast! A field trip at Gateway to Science helps enhance your students’ science education. Call us at 701-258-1975 or visit us online today to make your reservation. Hey parents and grandparents! You can sponsor a field trip for your child’s classroom. More information is available by calling our office at 701-258-1975.
Gerri – Communications
Gateway to Science announces NanoDays 2012 on Saturday, March 24 from 1PM-4PM. FREE Family Event. It’s the Biggest Event for the Smallest Science! There will be discovery stations for all ages to explore nanotechnology. NanoDays will be held at Gateway to Science in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex located at 1810 Schfer Street, Bismarck. Mark your calendar NOW for Big Nano Fun!
“All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.”
– Sally Ride, First American Woman in Space
Current board members include: President Linda Gutensohn, Vice President Randy Binegar, Treasurer Gregg Wiche, Secretary Karen Traeholt, Art Carlson, Drake Carter, Tom Hutchens, Frank Koch, Kevin Oberlander, Scott Olson, Karol Riedman, David Sprynczynatyk, Scott Wild and Scott Weigum. What a fabulous group! Wouldn’t you like to join them? Applications are currently being accepted for new board members. If you are interested in joining the Gateway to Science Board of Directors, please contact me at 701.258.1975 or complete the Board Member Application and drop it off at the science center. I’d love the opportunity to visit about how you can make a difference in the lives of children through involvement on the Board of Directors.
~Beth Demke, Executive Director
The Visiting Scientists Series is excited to welcome home Dr. Loren Wold, a Bismarck native, for a FREE public presentation called “Where You Live Can Make You Sick: Environmental Influences On Health & Disease.” Join us this Thursday, March 8, at 7 pm, at the National Energy Center of Excellence Basin Electric Auditorium (Room 304), located at 1200 Schafer Street on the Bismarck State College campus.
While he is in town, Dr. Wold will also be visiting local schools, and giving a free public presentation at the University of Mary. Please visit the Visiting Scientists Series webpage for more information about his background and locations for the public presentations.