SmartLiving Center Earth Day Celebration — Family Fun Day

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Apr 252014

smartliving center logoThe SmartLiving Center, 297 Boston Post Road, is celebrating Earth Day 2014 on Saturday, April 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Expand your energy awareness with exhibits, shows and fun activities for kids of all ages.

The day will feature:

• Linda Peck Physical Movement Artist

• Bash the Trash Workshops

• Energy Efficiency Product and Service Vendors

• Animal Haven – Pet Adoption Day

• Face Painting, Clowns, Prizes, Giveaways and Refreshments

• Energy Efficient Lighting Sale — Special Pricing

• Free Admission

For reservations and more information call 203-799-0460.

Sign up now for the Bash The Trash Musical Workshops – as space is limited.


Originally Published on: Apr 11, 2014 @ 0:35 

5th – 10th Grade Students Invited To Workshops at UNH Feb. 22

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Feb 132014

Screen shot 2014-02-13 at 12.07.54 PMEngineering and science workshops for students in 5th to 10th grade will take place at the University of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to celebrate National Engineer Week.

The workshop is sponsored by the Tagliatela College of Engineering at UNH.  Students from both UNH and the Engineering and Science University Magnet School will run the activities, which are open to students from any area school. Cost is $20, including lunch. 

“We believe that encouraging students to apply science with hands-on experiences will allow them to discover how much fun topics like chemistry, physics and engineering can be,” said Tiffany Hesser, a UNH lecturer in chemistry who will coordinate the workshop with Maria-Isabel Carnasciali, assistant professor of mechanical engineering.  “It is these personal experiences with the materials that will give students a deeper understanding of the theory often taught in the classroom.”

Sessions for older students will include:

• The Dynamics of Mini-Golf: Students in the session will design and construct a pendulum to serve as a golf club.  They will then calculate the correct pendulum length for the pendulum to function efficiently.

• The Logic behind Video Games: Students will learn basics of computer programming and logic through the creation of a video game, including how to read keyboard inputs, control a player, control timers, and create a playable environment.

• Saturated Solutions are Sometimes Super: Students will make solids magically appear out of liquid solutions.

Younger students will be offered:

• Two sessions on robotics, an introductory session and one for “fanatics.”

• The Art of Debate: How to effectively pose an argument, often necessary to sell an idea.

Advance registration is required by Feb. 19 by emailing UNHDay@gmail.com.  For more information, contact Tiffany Hesser at thesser@newhaven.edu.