Friday, April 25, 2014

A Message From Susan Joy

Summer is right around the corner! What plans do you have to enjoy the warmer days ahead? HSC has lots of exciting plans for the summer, including our summer street party “Bodies in Motion,” five awesome summer camps, exciting Saturday Science activities, and a new exhibit on loan from our friends at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Oh - and don’t forget to take us with you when you travel this summer! Did you know that your HSC membership card provides reciprocal admission benefits to more than 350 other science centers and museums through the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) passport program?

Start the summer off with fun activities during “Bodies in Motion” on June 7th from 11 am to 1 pm on 4th Street between Beltrami and Minnesota in downtown Bemidji. “Bodies in Motion” will be a fun street fair with lots of great activities for all ages. This event is free to attend, but tickets will be sold for some of the activities and games. It’s not too late to register for one of our five amazing and awesome summer camps, including Morphed from Camp Invention, Engineering Innovations, Storm Chasers (hosted jointly with BSU), Tots-n-Science Camp, and Discovery Camp. Our website has all the details––including information on scholarships.

“Nano– Imagine and discover a world you can’t see!” is a new engaging exhibition for family audiences about nanoscale science, technology, and engineering. Join us to imagine and discover the nanoscale world—a world so tiny it’s too small to see! We would like to give a special thank you to the Duluth Children’s Museum for loaning us the Nano exhibition. It is a great way to learn more about this small science and, best of all, it will be at HSC all summer long!

See you soon!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Headwaters Science Center presents: Saturday Science featuring Phenology with John Latimer

Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Ave NW, will host John Latimer on Saturday, April 19th from 2 to 3:00 pm for Saturday Science.   Saturday Science is FREE with paid admission and FREE for HSC members.

John will discuss phenology -  the study of biological life cycles as they relate to seasonal changes. He is the staff phenologist for KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio and hosts a weekly phenology program.

This program is suitable for all ages and weather permitting, some activities will occur outside.

The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota.  HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”

pasque flower
The Pasque Flower is the true harbinger of spring, being the first
 wild flower to appear in northern Minnesota habitats.