The 2nd Annual Cool Science Kid's Mini Fruitcake Toss is set for Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at Imagination Celebration's iSpace in the Citadel mall (10 am - 2 pm). Think punkin' chunkin'- but with fruitcakes! Tiny fruitcakes, tiny catapults, lots of kids and lots of food-fightin' fun! We'll have prizes for distance and accuracy, as well as best decorated catapult. Kids (K-8th) can build their own free mini catapult that day, at any of our pre-event workshops, or bring their own home-made kit or original design (as long as it fits inside a 1'x1'x1' box ready to fire). More information and pre-egistration (strongly advised) on our event page. Hope to see you there!
The Winter 2014/15 Cool Science Newsletter is out (HTML or PDF 513KB). Read about our new Girl Scout STEM Workshops at Colorado College, and how you can bring programs like this to your school. You can also learn how to make a snowflake fly using electric fields, as well as the science behind a cool little stocking stuffer toy. If you're not on our mailing list yet, be sure to sign up so you will get your own copies in the future.
Cool Science is proud to be selected as one of 75 local nonprofits worthy of your support in the Colorado Springs Independent's 2014 GiVE! Campaign. Watch for lots of fun promotions and special events, and please support us with your donation between now and December 31st. We really need your help if we're to keep providing year-round hands-on science to kids throughout eastern Colorado!
Hope you enjoyed our 2014 Big Cool Science Festival at Colorado College! On Saturday, April 12th over 1,000 kids took over the CC campus to enjoy dozens of FREE, fun and exciting hands-on science activity stations, shows and tours hosted by Cool Science, the CC Cool Science Club and the Pikes Peak Earth Day Committee. Over 50 local organizations also sponsored activities. Check out some of the photos. Thanks also to more than 75 volunteers who helped make this great event possible! Please help us keep events like this free by making a small donation through Colorado Gives.
Cool Science was honored in 2012 by the El Pomar Foundation as the Charles L. Tutt Award for Excellence winner in Education. El Pomar's signature program, "Awards for Excellence" annually recognizes the state's highest performing nonprofit organizations, and this year's winners each received $25,000 grants. This is actually the second time that Cool Science has won this prestigious award (the first was in 2006), and we again thank the Foundation and it's trustees, as well as all of our volunteers who make everything that we do possible.