Made a trip to the Appleton Bazaar After Dark and it is quite the spectacle!
I found the ruby slippers, clicked my heels, and found myself back in northeastern Wisconsin once again. For better or worse Green Bay has always been the cultural hub of NE Wisco, and has always been home.
Downtown Green Bay has come a long way since I was a kid.
I recently purchased a Ricoh Theta S 360 degree camera, and I am loving it. You can use it to make VR or interactive photos or videos, but one of the things I enjoy doing with it is making 2D images, as you can dynamically change the perspective of the image. One of those perspectives are the little planet or tiny planet images, which are fun. See more images like these by following me on Instagram.
I have been working for the Science Museum of Virginia for the past few months. I feel like a came right at the high point of this museums recent history, with the recent opening of the SPEED exhibit in which an SR-71 Blackbird was hung from the ceiling. One thing that has really stuck with me since day one is that the museum is housed in a 100 year old historic train station. It is huge and humbling and majestic, and I love to see it every day when I arrive.
I saw a few items on social media about the Democracy Spring protests in D.C. and about the large number of arrests. I thought this might be worth hopping in the car and taking the 2 hour drive to D.C. This is a chronicling of that adventure.
My social channels began showing articles about massive peaceful arrests of groups demonstrating at the Capitol, more arrests than ever before. The Democracy Spring effort started in Philadelphia, where thousands began a 140-mile walk to the U.S. Capitol to “demand Congress take immediate action to end the corruption of big money in our politics and ensure free and fair elections in which every American has an equal voice.” Seemed like a great thing to try to capture with the camera
Since I was there, I decided to your the US Capitol building and marvel at it’s amazing architecture.
Thanks to a partnership between the Library of Virginia, Virginia State Parks and the Science Museum of Virginia, you can check out a nature backpack from many libraries throughout Virginia. My aspiring young scientists wanted to check one out to take on our regular adventures, and I’m glad we did.
The pack itself is pretty lightweight and just the right size for a young field scientist. Some of they key items the pack contains include; a FREE pass to any Virginia State Park, a portable specimen (bug) containment unit, a x2 and x10 magnifying glass, a multi-purpose net, and a handful of field guides. The pack also contains some instructions and ideas about how to use the pack. We decided to get right to it and head to nearby Powhatan State Park.
Through the use of the field guides and equipment, we found, captured, cataloged, and returned to nature many field specimens as we spent time enjoying the great outdoors and the beautiful state park space!
See if your library has one to check out, for science!