Posts Tagged ‘show’


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 🙂


A Royal Audience, Ohio Style

August 6, 2012
Post by Joe Butler

With everyone occupied by the Olympics, it’s easy to forget that the British aren’t the only folks with royalty. While I was down in Gallipolis, Ohio, visiting HOPE Intervention with our Incredible Human Machine program, some local royalty came out to help with the day.

Abby Hammond (left) and Michaela Hall (right) are two of the Gallia County Fair Princesses competing to become the Gallia County Fair Queen. These two royal ladies came out and helped run a few of our activities for the group of Autistic students and their families that came to the HOPE Family Fun Day. The princesses even rolled up their sashes and helped set-up, tear down and even helped load the truck at the end of the day. You won’t ever see the Queen Mum or Kate Middleton loading up a truck. This week Abby will be showing her goats at the fair while Michaela will be showcasing her seamstress skills.

Thanks again to these American Princesses, Julie Short and all the other volunteers at HOPE Intervention for a great time!


“Exploring Ecology” Early Rehearsal

July 3, 2012

Post by Kyle Jepson

A short scene from an early rehearsal for the newest COSI On Wheels’ K-6 science outreach program, “Exploring Ecology.” Here, outreach educators Joe Butler and Becca Kelly (in the role of a bee) demonstrate how pollen is transmitted from one flower to another. “Exploring Ecology” will begin traveling to elementary schools in Ohio and beyond during the 2012-2013 school year.


COSI On Wheels Arrives; Students Dance for Joy!

March 29, 2012

Post by Kyle Jepson

The Location: Montrose Elementary School in Charleston, West Virginia.
The COSI On Wheels Program: Incredible Human Machine.
The Result: Students dancing like there’s no tomorrow.


An important part of this complete COSI On Wheels show…

July 27, 2011

Pat and Joe from the COSI On Wheels team unpack a critical accesory for our newest science education outreach program, “Astounding Astronomy,” set to debut in September 2011.


“Taft students get a taste of the weather”

May 25, 2010

COSI On Wheels’ Derek Bringardner brought our “Current Conditions” show to Taft Elementary in Marion, Ohio…read more!