What’s it like to be a scientist? Find out in this special program when you talk to real scientists and do the hands-on activities they’ve developed. Discover why they find science cool and exciting while learning about their research and interests in chemistry, biology, physics, and other fields. Find out why bacteria can be good for you, make a strawberry DNA necklace, explore the science >>
Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day! Drop in for a free, fun-filled day of interactive activities and artmaking designed and guided by MassArt students and gallery staff to illuminate the featured exhibitions. With materials and inspiration provided, let your creativity flow! Refreshments served. >>
ASD Friendly Afternoons will take place on the first Tuesday of each month during the school year from 1:30 to 4:30 pm beginning January 7, 2014. Due to the unique nature of their needs, children with an autism spectrum disorder or with hearing loss can benefit from having time reserved for them apart from the general public. Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder can feel hesitant >>
Discover the wonders of chemistry as we celebrate National Chemistry Week. Join us for some fun, hands-on activities around this year’s theme The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Candy!
Sunday - kick-off this year’s celebration with members of the Central Massachusetts division of the American Chemical Society. Scientists from Fitchburg State University and other regional universities will share >>
Join us as we use a little spooky science to create some strange substances. Whip up a batch of ooey, gooey slime or sink your hands into some odd oobleck. Is it a liquid or a solid…or both? Drop in. Free with museum admission. >>
Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights. It comes from the word Deepavali meaning “row of lamps.” This festive holiday is traditionally celebrated for five days, each day honoring a different belief or legend. Indian families and friends around the world celebrate with bright diyas, colorful rangoli, and tasty sweets. Join in the festivities as we explore the sights, sounds and spirit of this >>
Come in costume to the annual Spellman Museum of Stamps Halloween Family Day. Arts and crafts with stamps, make Halloween cards and envelopes to send to friends (free postage), stamp hunts, puzzles and games for prizes, decorate pumpkins with stamps, free stamps and refreshments. Adults $8, Seniors $5, children $3 www.spellman.org or email@example.com >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!
Dr. Newberger - Thank you for giving the HPV vaccine visibility in your community. We are very passionate about educating people regarding this deadly virus. "This is one of the epidemics of the 21st century," says Otis Brawley, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society.
On June 1, 2008 our 23 yr. old daughter Kristen died after a courageous fight against HPV caused cervical cancer. The vaccine would have led to a different outcome for Kristen.
Kristen’s cancer battle led to the book, “Love, Kristen,” which tells about her experience. While doing research for the book, we learned how little women know about HPV and its tie to cervical cancer; the availability and importance of HPV testing and vaccines and Pap screening tests. This fact led to the founding of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation and the creation of the Cervical Cancer-Free Indiana Initiative (CCFIN).
The mission of the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation (www.kristeneve.org) is to eliminate cervical cancer and significantly reduce HPV infection levels. The Foundation is based in Noblesville, IN.
People need to understand that "the HPV vaccination is about cancer....not sex."
Once again, many thanks for writing about HPV.
Kirk Forbes, Founder
Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, Inc.