Our Research Ambassador Program Fellows have taken time during their visits to work with the youngest attendees of The Evergreen State College – the children at the Evergreen Childcare Center.  Presenting at the center has taught our fellows to distill their science to the fundamentals that children can understand and appreciate.  Some have brought pictures of bugs, some have made mud with the children, and others have shown bottles of algae.  All have connected with the children. 

As the Program Manager, when I walk into the Childcare Center these days, I’m promptly asked by a gaggle of children, “What kind of scientist is here today?” It is wonderful to have a dozen 4-5 year old children so excited to connect with science!

As visiting fellow Denise Bruesewitz discussed her research, campus photographer Hannah Pietrick took great photos and audio, capturing the essence of the experience.