Archive | Outreach Programs

06 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

SMART Girls Day at Pawtucket Boys and Girls Clubs

I just came back from a great program at SMART Girls Day at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Clubs.  I was thrilled that 12 girls chose to spend their hour-long program time with us, and even more excited that three of the girls had been to our NanoDays RIMOSA program at the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Clubs last year.  […]

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05 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

What a GREAT Summer!

Summer is RIMOSA’s busiest time.  This summer, The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art delivered over 50 outreach programs at libraries and other public spaces in over 22 communities throughout Rhode Island.  We served groups as small as 3 (in one of RI’s less populated southern communities) and regularly as large as 20 – […]

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30 April 2012 ~ 0 Comments

We’ve Got Feedback!

One of the best things about doing programs and pop-ups before we find our permanent home is that we can test, tweak, and improve the work we’re doing…just like the best scientists and artists! We’re thrilled to have received positive feedback from some of our recent school programs. The participants were tweens and teens–not the […]

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18 December 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Get Ready for Nanodays!

We are pleased to announce that RIMOSA has been awarded an NSF funded physical kit, with all of the materials and instructions to deliver high-quality hands-on activities to engage the pubic in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology!  Check it out on the NISE Network!  We plan to host at least one, and ideally more, programs with […]

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15 March 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Updating your technology?

Please consider donating your old video camera, computer or other technology to RIMOSA’s outreach programs.  It will have a very useful life with us, and it will provide a a tax deduction for you! For our Animation program, we need Sony (or similar) digital camcorders, tripods for camcorders, projectors which can project movies from video camcorders, laptops which can […]

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17 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

New Outreach Program

We recently developed our first outreach program!  It’s a hands-on experience (of course) designed to illustrate (pun intended) the science and art of animation.  Students learned about “persistence of vision”,  made thaumatropes,  and worked in teams to come up with plots, characters and create their own stop-motion animations!  We ran our first outreach program at the Wheeler […]

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06 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Meeting 1 on outreaches

I had a good meeting with Dr. Mary Rapien (biologist with a strong interest in outreach and education) and Kathleen Shanks Rehder (6 years running a chemistry/physical science outreach program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison). We have decades of experience in outreaches among us, have the scientific, educational and administrative ability and are excited to […]

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19 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Outreach programs

I’ve been thinking about Art/Science outreach programs, and here are some ideas – which I will flesh out later. 1. Polymers 2. Tessellations/crystals 3.Fun with flour (papier mache, playdough, cookies) 4.Pigments and color

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12 March 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Meeting March 12 2009

I had a terrific meeting with Rachel Atlas, a curator at The Edna Lawrence Nature Lab (RISD).  One of the things she mentioned (which others had as well, but this was in some sense the comment that tipped the balance) is that I should have programs to do in the schools. So look in the […]

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