Cool Science is once again proud to be selected as one of 88 local nonprofits worthy of your support in the Colorado Springs Independent's 2015 GiVE! Campaign. Watch for lots of fun promotions and special events like the GiVE! Progressive Happy Hour on Tuesday, November 10th, an adult-only event with lots of food, wine and prizes as well as a chance to meet over 30 of the GiVE! nonprofits. And plan to bring the kids to Give! Day at the Citadel on December 12th (more info coming soon). Please support us with your donation between now and December 31st. We really need your help to keep bringing fun, hands-on science to kids in eastern Colorado!
Cool Science presented "Invitation to Invent" at the What-If Festival of Innovation & Imagination on Sept. 19th in downtown Colorado Springs. What If... your idea could make the world a better place? Kids of all ages enjoyed several really cool new inventions that aim to do just that, solving real problems in developing countries. The popular annual festival also featured over 100 unique experiences, from science & technology to music, art, performances, food & more!
The "Science of Magic" was a big hit at the 2015 Big Cool Science Festival at Colorado College on April 4th. Over 1,500 kids of all ages took over the CC campus to learn real magic tricks based on science from CC Cool Science Club students. They also enjoyed dozens of other hands-on science activities sponsored by local organizations, tours and "Science Magic" shows presented by Cool Science and Black's Magic. Check out some of Phil Barnett's photos.
Did you know that Cool Science now has a YouTube channel? Okay, we're not talking about James Cameron quality stuff here, but you can watch cool videos of some of our best demonstrations and fun experiments to try at home. Check often- we add more all the time. You'll also find links to many of our favorite science videos that we find on other YouTube channels.
Our 2nd Annual Cool Science Kid's Mini Fruitcake Toss was a lot of food-fightin' fun for all in attendance (January 3rd, 2015 at Imagination Celebration's iSpace in the Citadel mall)! Competitiors built their own wooden mini catapults, then used them to launch tiny fruitcakes and marshmallows for prizes. Top winners were Brennen Huff (≤5yrs), Stephanie Campbell (6-8), John Campbell (9-10) and Issac Kelley (11-13). John and Stephanie tied for the longest flings of the day at 38 feet! Coldon and Alexis Niles also won prizes for the Best Decorated catapults. Thanks to Mark Reis from the Colorado Springs Gazette for a great photo slideshow. Hope to see all of you again next year (tentatively January 23, 2016)!
Cool Science was honored in 2012 by the El Pomar Foundation as the Charles L. Tutt Award for Excellence winner in Education. El Pomar's signature program, "Awards for Excellence" annually recognizes the state's highest performing nonprofit organizations, and this year's winners each received $25,000 grants. This is actually the second time that Cool Science has won this prestigious award (the first was in 2006), and we again thank the Foundation and it's trustees, as well as all of our volunteers who make everything that we do possible.