Spring is here! The birds are singing! The flowers are blooming! If you're anything like me, you're welcoming the opportunity to get out of that house where you've been cooped up for the last four or five months. If you know where to look, you might find some great opportunities to explore science with your friends and family right around the corner. Of course, if you don't know where to look, I'm here with a little help.
As a part of the President Obama's Educate to Innovate Campaign, Time Warner Cable (TWC) has launched Connect a Million Minds; a five-year, $100 million cash and in kind philanthropic initiative aimed at encouraging science literacy among youth across the United States of America. As a part of the project, TWC has launched The Connectory. Think of it as an online directory of science and technology learning opportunities in your area. Simply point your browser to The Connectory website (connectamillionminds.com/connectory.php), type in your zip code and/or a couple of key words, and the site returns a list of opportunities in your area (complete with host organization, location, and dates). That's it! Simple and free!
Of course, if you are a museum, after-school program, local organization, or educational organization, you can also also join The Connectory. It's a great way to let people in your community know about the great work you and/or your organization are doing to introduce children and their families to the fantastic world of science. For more information about joining The Connectory click here.