Our Big Cool Science Festival at Colorado College on April 6th was a HUGE HIT! Cool Science partnered with the CC Cool Science Club, Pikes Peak Earth Day and over 30 community non-profits, businesses, clubs, museums and other organizations to present dozens of hands-on science activities, tours, big science shows and talks on Antarctic Penguins and other wildlife. More than 1,500 kids and their families enjoyed a fantastic day of fun. Check out some of the great photos in Sean Cayton's (Cayton Photography) Google+ gallery!
Cool Science was honored in October by the El Pomar Foundation as the 2012 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.
Thanks also go to the 150 organizations from throughout Colorado who helped make the 2012 Colorado Springs Cool Science Festival another big success. Last October's 9-day festival featured more than 80 events for young and old, including Antarctic Discovery programs and a brand new science film series! And of course our very own Cool Science Carnival Day for kids at UCCS again drew 5,000 budding scientists who enjoyed more than 100 hands-on activities and 21 live shows. Mark you calendars- the 2013 Cool Science Carnival Day at UCCS is set for October 5th.
Cool Science has a great new design for our T-shirts (click for a bigger view), thanks to local artist Corbin Hillam. Check it out, and buy one for yourself ($15 for kids sizes) at most Cool Science events. You'll be helping to support our programs all year long, and keep the carnival and festival free! Kids- you can also download the new design and color it any way you like!