• Spooktacular Science Weekends at the U of A

    Join the hair-raising fun and special Halloween activities and demonstrations at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium’s Spooktacular Science Weekend where everyone gets to be a Mad Scientist! The beakers are bubbling again for our annual Spooktacular Science weekend at the Flandrau Science Center. We’ll have frightfully fun activities from UA student science groups like the Chemistry Club and the Neuroscience Club, including slippery slime, squid dissections, a brain zoo, chemistry magic, math mayhem, arts and crafts, and Halloween Treats & Trinkets! Plus every day will include at least one special Halloween music laser show in the Planetarium, included with general admission! This event is sure to deliver haunted holiday high jinks for the whole family. If you bring your k…

    20 2014
  • Spotlight on National Young Woman of Distinction, Morgan Serventi

    The National Young Women of Distinction honor is given by Girl Scouts of the USA to the top ten Girl Scout Gold Award recipients whose Take Action projects demonstrated outstanding leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. The girls and their projects will be showcased on the blog in advance of being honored at the 2014 Girl Scout Convention in Salt Lake City this October.  Morgan Serventi: Unleashing the Power of Poo!Age: 18Hometown: Paige, Arizona Inspiration: Last year, Morgan left her hometown and embarked on a mission trip to Wamba, Kenya. In preparation for her adventure, she did some digging into the conflicts related to resource scarcity and energy use. In rural areas such as this one, firewood…

    15 2014
  • Girl Scouts Congratulates Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Malala Yousafzai, Youngest Winner Ever

    Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarth won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. The decision made Malala, a 17-year-old student and education activist, the youngest-ever Nobel winner.   Malala was injured by a Taliban gunman two years ago in Pakistan for insisting that girls also have the right to an education. Surviving several operations, she continued both her activism and her studies.   Raised in Pakistan, Malala was 11 years old when she began championing girls' education, speaking out in TV interviews.   Also awarded is Kailash Satyarthi, 60, who has been at the forefront of a global movement to end child slavery and exploitative child labor since 1980, when he gave up his career as an electrical engineer. Satyarthi led the re…

    10 2014
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