Posts Tagged ‘national’


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 🙂


COSI On Wheels at the National Night Out Festival

August 17, 2011

Post by Perrin Shepherd

COSI was present during the 7th Annual National Night Out Festival at South Ogden Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

National Night Out is a nationwide event that invites residents to stand with community leaders and local police to give crime a “going away party.” There are over 10,000 communities that participate in this event.

For the community on South Ogden Avenue, it was a way to bring the community closer together. And what’s a better way than to have COSI On Wheels’ Science Spot bring some enjoyable hands-on science? COSI On Wheels was able to teach science, bring COSI closer to their community, and let all of the South Ogden community have fun at the same time.

I know for me, events like these make COSI On Wheels a little more special.

COSI On Wheels' Science Spot

COSI On Wheels' Science Spot at the National Night Out on South Ogden Avenue in Columbus.


NSTA Article Spotlights COSI On Wheels

July 6, 2010

COSI On Wheels’ recent visit to Ohio’s Kings Island amusement park for their popular “Math and Science Days” was featured on the National Science Teachers Association website in an article by Debra Shapiro – read on!