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Fundraiser Maplewood Bowling

Keep science on your mind and come out and enjoy contributing to the conversation about science for families in our community. You can expect a few surprises.

Date: May 11, 2022

Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Location: 6400 University Drive S.


The Science of Joy

A 45-minute to one hour exploration into the science of joy. Planting seeds of music, movement, laughter, and noticing the little things in life. This offering is for adults only. Participants will move, listen to music, reflect, tell jokes, explore a visual, and produce a joyful product.

“Joy stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (controlling rest and digestive functions). “We can laugh from either joy or happiness,” Vaillant said. Source: https://www.harvardmagazine.com/2007/01/the-science-of-happiness.html

Cost: Negotiable


Engineering Simple Machines

Identifying and building one of 6 simple machines; lever, pulley, fulcrum, wedge, wheel and axle, inclined plane, and screw. Example: creating a catapult. Targeted Age Group: 6-12 with parents present.

Cost: TBD based on interest, cost of materials and staffing needs. Hit "I'm Interested" to get a spot on the waiting list.


Eco Action for Habitats in Omaha

A six-week summer science series for families discovering the ecosystems and our impact. Parents & children will take a bus ride from Omaha to Schramm Park, Henry Doorly Zoo, or DeSoto Bend.

Teams will engage in field trips, action research, guest speakers and on-line data to help them answer these questions:

  1. How do changes in an ecosystem affect other organisms?

  2. Why is this important?

  3. What are some of the qualities of a good ecosystem?

Find out how environmental pollution impacts ecosystems; how non- living things like plastic changes an ecosystem. Culminating activities include a possible play, movie, or production to share with the public.


Cost: TBD based on interest, cost of materials, transportation costs and staffing needs. Hit "I'm Interested" to get a spot on the waiting list.