September 26, 2011

Little Mad Scientist

September 26, 2011
Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity 
killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.”
~ Arnold Edinborough
Ages: 4-7 years-old
Date: Sunday 9 October 2011
Meet: in the lobby at 10h30
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Museum: 01 56 43 20 20
Must RSVP by 4 October, by email, Julie Harris
Dear Friends,  
We are kicking off the 2011-12 Little Mad Scientist season, with a meeting on Sunday 9 October at 10h30, at the Palais de la Decouverte. The purpose of this group will be to expose children to all things science throughout the year.  
The meeting place will be in the lobby at 10h30, just in time to buy entrance tickets (7 euros for adults, free for under 6's, 4.50 euros for ages 6-25).  In addition to their temporary and permanent exhibits, each day (or by 19h00 the day before) the museum releases a schedule of activities from which to choose. Here's an example of one for today. The "Electrostatique spectaculaire " is a crowd-pleaser, for example. (It's usually a popular activity, so you want to be in place ahead of time.)   When you get to the museum, you can either walk around with GiF members and discover the museum on your own, or join in one of these activities, providing it's age-appropriate. (Please note that if you have a membership to the Cites des Sciences, it usually works at this museum, so bring it along. There's also a coat and stroller check-in and there should be plenty of room on a Sunday morning before the midday crowd pours in.) 
The group can pause for lunch around 12h00  (bring your own lunch or buy it at their small snack bar.)  After lunch, you can opt to choose a second or third activity according to interest, go to a nearby park or leave for the day. 
For this outing, please RSVP to Julie, Subject:  Little Mad Scientist. This event is open to GiF members.

We look forward to developing and growing the Little Mad Scientist Club. We welcome parents leading talks, doing show and tell, and sharing their expertise with children. 
Thank you Julie for leading the October 9th event, and thank you to Heather for leading last April's visit.  We hope to hear from more parents who can volunteer for other science-related venues in the coming weeks and months.
Best regards,
Helen Sahin Connelly
Gifted in France

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