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Connect in an eCafé to online library resources and science books
Create in science and media makerspaces
Explore a lost world with dinosaur skeletons and live plants & animals
Ponder new ideas at a presentation or viewpoints at a community meeting
Did you know
. . . how studying science changes you?
- Creativity: inquiry-based thinking trains you to come up with new ideas and innovations.
- Resilience: keep trying until a solution is found is the attitude of a scientist.
- Teamwork: solving problems today usually involves working with others, people with different backgrounds and skillsets.
- Technology: exploring and trying out new technology is how discoveries are often made.
- Adaption: bringing new strategies to old problems, changing the approach, trying something new.
. . . how many science jobs are out there?
Millions. Science jobs are expected to top 10 million soon (Forbes Magazine, 2019)
. . . Washington Park once had alligators?
The Washington Park Conservatory was a beautiful greenhouse and small zoo with live alligators that was torn down almost a century ago for lack of money during the Great Depression.
. . . how plants can affect you?
Even brief interactions with plants in nature, like a walk through a park, can significantly improve your memory and attention.