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Alvin Sherman Library Partners with NSU’s Science Alive! Program to Present Summer Science Series for Children and Tweens

Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., Youth Services Librarian Kristina Knott, Zara Khan, Dinakar Sarma, Amal Ayoub, Megan Foley, Youth Services Librarian Katharine Labuda and Faren Rajkumar pictured with a variety of plant-life that served as inspiration for character creation by the children participating in this unique program that that paired science with literacy and creativity.

Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., Youth Services Librarian Kristina Knott, Zara Khan, Dinakar Sarma, Amal Ayoub, Megan Foley, Youth Services Librarian Katharine Labuda and Faren Rajkumar pictured with a variety of plant-life that served as inspiration for character creation by the children participating in this unique program that that paired science with literacy and creativity.

This summer, NSU’s Science Alive!, under the direction of Emily Schmitt, Ph.D., partnered with youth services librarians Kristina Knott and Katharine Labuda to present three weeks of hands-on science programming as part of the Summer S.T.E.M for Tweens and Science Kids summer series. Science Alive! is a program in which NSU science students work within the community to help bring science to life for children of all ages.

Presenting a total of 6 separate programs, Schmitt and her students spent time with children, ages 6-8 and 9-12 from the local community who had signed up for the Summer S.T.E.M. for Tweens or Science Kids series of free, summer programming. Program participants, with the help of the NSU science students, created plant-inspired characters, learned about pH with hands-on experimentation and explored chemistry through demonstrations and real-life chemical reactions.

To learn more about NSU’s Science Alive! program visit:

 TEDxNSU Talk by Emily Schmitt, Ph.D.

 Sharkbytes about other Science Alive! Events

To learn more about free programs offered at the Alvin Sherman Library visit:

http://sherman.library.nova.edu/helios/

Keep an eye out for Afterschool S.T.E.M for Grades 3-6, coming this fall to the Alvin Sherman Library!

NSU student Amal Ayoub and program participants Gianluca Medigovic and Nichole Spicer test the pH levels of various household solutions using cabbage juice as an indicator.

NSU student Amal Ayoub and program participants Gianluca Medigovic and Nichole Spicer test the pH levels of various household solutions using cabbage juice as an indicator.