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North Central: Lynn Dorwaldt Uncovers History at the Wagner Institute

North Central: Lynn Dorwaldt Uncovers History at the Wagner Institute

Lynn Dorwaldt has always loved puzzles. “Word puzzles, crossword puzzles, logic puzzles,” she said. “I love the journey of trying to find the answer to something.” Dorwaldt, the librarian at the Wagner Free Institute of Science, sees her work as a big, giant puzzle. “When you’re researching history, it’s never like, ‘Oh, there’s the answer,’ […]

 

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

Technically Philly: Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology Hosts STEM Programs

On any given day, students at the Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology may film and edit short documentaries, design the interior of a home online or, as Keisha Whatley’s 12-year-old son did recently, learn how to assemble a submarine as a part of April’s Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge. “He loves science and technology, so […]

 

Waterfront: Find Refuge From Concrete at Tinicum Marsh

Waterfront: Find Refuge From Concrete at Tinicum Marsh

Visitors to the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Marsh are greeted by significantly more green than one can expect to see almost anywhere else within city limits. Eschewing concrete and skyscrapers, the refuge boasts great swaths of tall grass, trees of every height and color and the continuous chirping of over 300 different […]

 

Overbrook: Environmental Arts Center Helps Educate the Neighborhood

Jerome Shabazz opened the Environmental & Arts Education Center in 2006. This was when he witnessed the positive effect hands-on experiences had on students of the Overbrook community. Interacting first with the school district, Shabazz noticed a significant increase in science grades after pinpointing the difference between looking at science from a classroom and actually […]

 By Tom Knopp and Kadida Kenner

Fairhill: Fish Shop’s Owner Enjoys Educating the Community

Fairhill: Fish Shop’s Owner Enjoys Educating the Community

Most adults dream of working at a job they love. However, not everybody is afforded that luxury. Hector Berrios pursues his passion every day. Berrios has owned The Fish Tank Guy shop, located on 3049 N. Fifth St., for nine years and is Fairhill’s only fish and aquarium supply store. Berrios said he began collecting rare fish […]

 By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

The Central High Robolancers in Olney should be designing a robot for a different task than usual—one that gives out a good pat on the back. The team of robot-building students placed in the quarterfinals of the local-regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics competition in Philadelphia, and took first-place overall in […]