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Katie & Erica: Five Days On the Road

April 27, 2013

Post by Katie Trausch

It has been an eventful week for the COSI On Wheels Astounding Astronomy program!

I have been traveling around central Ohio with our newest Outreach Educator, Erica Prange. You learn a lot about a person when you spend pretty much every moment together for 5 straight days……and I learned that she is totally rad.

Erica training a group of attentive volunteers all about spectroscopy :)

Erica training a group of attentive volunteers all about spectroscopy 🙂

Not only was Erica rocking it, but so were our schools. We owe a big thank you to St. Bernadette’s in Lancaster, Garfield Elementary in Heath, St. Timothy’s in Upper Arlington and French Run in Reynoldsburg for showing her what an awesome and well-planned week looks like!

I have to say though, my favorite part of this week was our incredible volunteers. We were lucky to have dozens of enthusiastic and helpful parents, grandparents, siblings and high school students with us…..and how appropriate, since it was National Volunteers Week!! Without them, we couldn’t provide such a fun and educational experience for our students, and I’m thankful for them today and every day.

Attached is a photo of Erica training a group of attentive volunteers all about spectroscopy 🙂

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Future Farmers of America Lend a Helping Hand

January 25, 2013

Future Farmers of America Lend a Helping Hand

Photo by Caitlin Yahr. I have the Future Farmers of America from East Clinton High School helping today with COSI On Wheels’ “Investigating Energy” show!

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November 7, 2012

Post by Nicole Rife

I love visiting our Outreach Educators. Caitlin is at Erie Intermediate today in Ashtabula, OH and has a great group of high school volunteers and parents helping today. Some of the students helped yesterday at Superior Elementary and enjoyed their volunteer time so much that they asked to make a new club. If you look closely, you will see “COSI Club” on a few shirts; they made them last night. How awesome is that? We love our volunteers and love it when they get as excited as us to teach kids. It’s going to be a great day of learning in Ashtabula!

We love COSI On Wheels volunteers!

We love COSI On Wheels volunteers!

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Little Labsters

November 2, 2012

Post by Becca Kelly

These kindergarten students from Garfield Elementary School in Mentor, Ohio, came dressed for the occasion. The students arrived to their hands-on session as “little scientists” in lab coats with “thinking faces” at the ready.

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Sweet Ts!

November 1, 2012

Post by Beth Tuttle

These kiddos have amazing Investigating Energy shirts that are their school shirts for the whole year! Each grade had their own color too. I felt so welcomed at this school and the kids were so excited to show me their shirts and were very enthusiastic about their COSI visit.

Sweet Ts!

Sweet Ts!

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Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012

Post by Katie Trausch

Happy Halloween from Elizabeth Price Elementary in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio!
Katie, Kallie, Lydia, and Seymour the Horse 🙂

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

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Science & Sunshine: A Nice Balance

September 27, 2012
Post by Joe Spurlock

Science Spots at the Gift For Life event at Mount Hermon Baptist Church. In spite of being held up by some curious bees, a great group of young people spent a couple of hours enjoying a nice balance of science and the lovely weather.

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