If you live in the Phoenix Metro area and you’ve got a budding chemist in your house, then check this out! We’re hosting the Atomic Adventures Summer Science Camp at the Burton Barr library! We’ll be running around, pretending to be atoms and molecules as we turn ourselves into polymers! We’ll bounce around as we demonstrate static electricity! We’ll make messes with slime, explore color changing chemistry with acids and bases, explore the sweet science of strawberry DNA extractions, and more! We’ll have games! We’ll have experiments! We’ll have sweet treats and candy science! Your kids will fall in love with science as they exploreRead More →

The American Heart Association’s Halle Heart Children’s Museum is hosting its Grand Opening this weekend in Tempe! Until recently, the Halle Heart Museum has only been open for school groups and organized field trips. However, thanks to a grant from Tempe-based Insight, Inc., this weekend marks the kickoff of the Museum as it opens its doors to the public at large!Read More →

This post covers the epic turnout for our field trip to the Phoenix Bat Tunnel. For information on both Bat Tunnel locations, as well as further reading and educational resources, please scroll to the bottom of this page! Ever since we found out about the urban colony of  Mexican Free Tailed Bats in Phoenix, Kat and I have gone every summer to check them out. Every year, between the months of May through October, we make our way to one of the downtown overflow tunnels to hang out with 10-15,000 Mexican Free Tailed Bats! Last year, we decided to invite our friends and fellow communityRead More →

Have you ever wanted to have story-time with Darth Vader? Have you ever wanted to meet real superheroes and find out where they got their powers from? Have you ever wanted to hang out with real Jedi Knights as you work to protect the galaxy? If you love Superheroes, Science, or Star Wars, then you’re going to love what the Phoenix Public Library has to offer this month! As a part of their library card extravaganza, the month of September is going to be packed with all things geek! The only tickets you need to get in can be found on your library card! IfRead More →

The Arizona SciTech Festival is in full swing, which means that for the next two months, we’re in for over 500 science related events throughout the state of Arizona! Events during the SciTech Festival include science experiments and activity days, robots and rockets, lecture series, open houses at ASU and various state parks, and all sorts of science throughout the Valley!Read More →

Did you know that there is a place where your kids can learn about animals, how to take care of them, and get a behind the scenes look at the life of a zookeeper? The Phoenix Zoo offers an incredible lineup of classes for kids of all ages, where they can learn about veterinary practices, animal relationships and behavior, adaptations and bio-mimicry, habitats and conservation, and so much more! With their Keeper for A Day, Nature Explorers, Breakfast with the Animals, and their Zoology classes for kids, the Phoenix Zoo is a wonderful place to for animal science. Not only can your kids learn directly fromRead More →

Last week, I had the thrill of a lifetime as I stood on a stage in a sold out theater and talked about how our curiosity can lead us to the most incredible places. Earlier this year, we had a prime example of this as one question led us from our yard, through our city and into the apiary of a beekeeper, where we became beekeepers for a day!Read More →

Here you’ll find information on our field trip to the 40th St Bat Tunnel! For information regarding the 24th and Arizona Biltmore Circle location, click here! Did you know that Phoenix has a colony of about 10,000-20,000 Mexican Free-Tailed Bats, roosting right in the middle of the city? At the 40th Street and Camelback canal, these bats take over the overflow tunnel from the months of May through October, as they take care of their young, hunt for food, and take advantage of the abundant hunting opportunities throughout the summer.Read More →

On Tuesday nights, we head to the Phoenix Public Library to hang out at their Hacker’s Haven maker space. It is so awesome to see that Phoenix is funding these spaces for kids to get together and get creative! Hacker’s Haven is a place for kids, teenagers, and parents to gather and work with electronics. There are people there who can explain how to make circuits, how to use the electronics, and how they work. This is a space for kids to get together, play and invent on their own and with each other, in an environment that encourages hands-on learning and development.Read More →

A couple of weeks ago, I received a very interesting email from Jeff Moriarty, the founder of Ignite Phoenix, inviting me to submit a talk to this year’s event. Ignite is an annual event showcasing 18 passionate speakers giving snapshots of brilliance, creativity, and inspiration from their lives. It’s a lot like TED, only the talks are 5 minutes long instead of 18. Previous speakers have included Bogi Lateiner of 180-degree auto, Jonathan McNamara who builds giant robots, and Sean Tierney, who “falls up” in his love for paragliding. This year, I will be joining the ranks of passionate presenters! I will one of theRead More →