Another Year of Family Science Sundays
With generous funding from the Northeast Utilities Foundation and Connecticut Light & Power, a second year of Family Science Sundays has been taking place at The Children’s Museum. The once-a-month family oriented science and nature programs are built around different themes and creative features that are fun, inspirational, and educational for families and children of all ages. Family Science Sundays continue through August and include science demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and family-focused creative takeaways, special guest presenters, and an online component for those who want to explore the day’s theme further. The grant also allows The Children’s Museum to offer a different school, youth group, or community organization in a high-need community free admission each month.
|Corrie Folsom-O’Keefe of Audubon Connecticut shows future scientists her work with birds during Science Fair Sunday.||A young forensic scientist takes a close look at a sample of his own DNA during Forensics Sunday.|
5% Day at Whole Foods
Whole Foods Market in West Hartford Center selected The Children’s Museum as the beneficiary of their 5% Day fundraiser on Thursday, May 3rd, part of their community giving program to support local causes that are important to their shoppers and neighbors. Their donation to the Museum of 5% of the store’s net sales that day was over $5,800. Thanks, Whole Foods!