On Friday, March 15th, over 700 of our community's brightest scientific minds congregated at Bonny Slope Elementary for a fun filled evening of hands-on science exploration and student projects.
Throughout the hallways, cafeteria, and outside, families interacted with local scientists from 9 separate organizations. Children molded brains with OHSU, studied the moon through Rose City Astronomer's telescope, designed and crafted Bonneville Power transmission towers, and showed their parents how to use Osmos and Ozobots at the Bonny Slope Elementary Technology tables. Everyone also got to select crystals and fossils from the Rice Rock Museum and take home a catapult from Saturday Academy.
Meanwhile, 125 student scientists gathered in the gym, prepared to present their Engineering Designs and Science Experiments, while proudly wearing their 'Bobcat Science Earbud Lanyards'. Thanks to an army of volunteers, each student had the opportunity to talk to 2 reviewers, where they received positive written and verbal feedback on their projects. The reviewers were so impressed with the student's public speaking skills and creativity!
A tremendous thank you for your generous donations to BSCO, which provided this free educational event to our community. And a special thank you to the following:
Pizza Schmizza, Bonneville Power Administration, Bonny Slope Technology Lab, First Lego League, First Tech Challenge, OHSU Think First, Rice Museum Of Rocks And Minerals, Rose City Astronomers, Saturday Academy, Tualatin Valley Water District, Parent Volunteers, Bonny Slope Alumni Volunteers, Bonny Slope Elementary Staff, and the BSCO Science Night Leads (Brenda Mayland and Holly VanderPloeg).