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¡Amantes de la Ciencia!
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Saturday, January 24, 2015| 1-4 p.m.
¡Amantes de la Ciencia! (Lovers of Science) introduces visitors to science and education professionals from the Twin Cities' Latino/a and Hispanic communities. Last year's activities included making milagritos, building geodetic domes out of marshmallows and toothpicks, and learning about human DNA. Come see what exciting science activities and demonstrations are happening this year at the Science Museum of Minnesota's ¡Amantes de la Ciencia!, Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 1-4 p.m.
Join us for a special FREE film screening of Dance of the Maize God and explore ancient Maya life through vase art and mythology. Dance of the Maize God addresses the history of the Mayan people and issues involved in the collection and study of looted art. Their story is told by villagers, looters, archaeologists, dealers and curators. View the trailer
The producer, Rosey Guthrie, and Maya Society representatives will be on-site to answer questions and to further audience discussion. Screening will take place at the Science Museum Auditorium (Level 2) at 3:30 p.m. Film is 90 minutes long.
Science Fusion is great for kids and adults alike. Activities are included in museum admission. Up to four children get in free with each full price adult (from 1-4 p.m. at the box office).
Congratulations to Isabel Buganski from Blaine High School!
Isabel is one of four winners of the 2014 Donaldson Science Award and will be formally recognized during the Science Fusion: Amantes de la Ciencia! event.
Isabel Buganski is currently enrolled in the Blaine High School Center for Engineering Mathematics and Science (CEMS). As a student, she goes above and beyond what is expected, and does not let obstacles become an excuse. Isabel demonstrates good work ethic and interpersonal skills. For an Internet Science and Technology Fair project, Isabel took on a leadership role in the website design team. The project focused on reducing a specific type of air pollution, carbon footprint. What makes Isabel stand out is her willingness to work hard to achieve her goals. In the future, Isabel sees herself attending college at the University of Minnesota, majoring in Architect Design."