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Science Center hosts The Northshore Science Supervisors January 21, 2009

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This past week, The Burlington Science Center hosted the January meeting of the North Shore Science Supervisors.  This organization is comprised of greater Boston Science Directors, Science Teachers, Museum Personnel, College Professors and Administrators from the Science Department at the Massachusetts Department of Education.  All of the members share the mutual goal of making Science an exciting learning experience for children and adults.

The Burlington Science Center is viewed as a pathfinder in the world of high-powered Science education.  Visitors attended the meeting to catch a glimpse of what makes the Science Center a special place for learning.

Dr. David Lyons, president of the group, chaired the meeting and shared the agenda with Mr. Vinnie Loughlin of Flinn Scientific.  Flinn sponsored the meeting and showcased some of their new products with the group.

One of the concerns shared by the group dealt with the lack of Earth Science being offered at the High School level across the State of Massachusetts.  The discussion focused on the fact that the MA Dept. of Education doesn’t offer an Earth Science exam at this time.  The result is that many Public High Schools in the State have dropped their Earth Science courses.  The group intends to share these concerns with the leadership at the Massachusetts Department of Education. The number of students entering college in the Earth Science related areas has dropped off significantly on a National level. Hopefully, our concerns will result in an increased number of High Schools offering a variety of Earth Science courses.

Ms. Pavlicek, Dave Luther, Dr. Lyons and John Papadonis demonstraed the Science Center's famous Tesla Coil
Ms. Pavlicek, Dave Luther, Dr. Lyons and John Papadonis demonstrated the Science Center’s famous Tesla Coil

 

Ms. Pavlicek shows the Science Center's American alligator "Dennis" with visitors.

Ms. Pavlicek shares the Science Center's American alligator "Lilly" with visitors.

 

Mr. Papadonis demonstrates the science center's newly aquired real time Seismograph.  It remarkably recorded a recent large Earthquake in Indonesia!
Mr. Papadonis demonstrates the Science Center’s newly aquired real time Seismograph. It remarkably recorded a recent large Earthquake in Indonesia!
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