My middle school Shop class, aka Industrial Arts, was recess for me. It was the one place could get out from behind my desk, get my hands dirty, and come away having created something tangibly cool. Something that was useful, made with care, and could be displayed proudly for everyone to see. Something that said, “I made this for you with love, mom/dad.”
In Mr. Adamusko’s (7th grade) and Mr. Scheib’s (8th grade) classes, I learned just how broad the industrial arts spectrum was: electrical wiring, welding, drawing, silk screening, staining, painting, woodworking, designing, injection molding, sculpting, manufacturing, and … READ MORE
Can A Film Save The Oceans?
If legendary oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle, has anything to do with it, the Ocean Film Challenge will do just that.
How we treat the oceans in the next 10 years will determine the fate of our planet for the next 10,000 years. There is no other planet. No water anywhere else. We have to save this.
In support of Dr. Sylvia Earle, the Ocean Film Challenge kicks off Blue Out Day, a massive initiative to move a billion people to act in support of the ocean on June 8, also known … READ MORE
We all know it’s easy to say that we should take better care of the planet, but there is a lot of guess work and research needed to implement some of these actions. So Rogue Mom has tied herself to the computer trying to make positive change a little easier for all of us with tips and research on Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!
So pick one or all, but either way, find your cause to help make this a better place for our next generation. Happy Earth Day!
1. Pick-Up Trash or Organize a Community Clean-Up
Whenever we go … READ MORE
3-Time Grammy-Nominated Musician, Songwriter, Family Entertainer and Author
Justin Roberts’ music has been the soundtrack to my kids’ lives since before either of them could walk. When you’re a work-at-home-dad of toddlers, you quickly become acutely aware of how long the work day is and the need to fill it with fun, creative activities for the little ones – and for your own sanity.
So, to make our days at home more enjoyable, not long after RocketteGirl was born in 2007, I scoured iTunes and loaded our pre-Alexa iPod with music that would feed her childlike wonder, nurture … READ MORE
The Visionary Paper Technician: Kelli Anderson
Artist, designer, coder, author, and tinkering science enthusiast Kelli Anderson’s gallery exhibits encourage visitors to touch, tinker, poke, spin, and otherwise interact with her art! You may have seen the paper technician’s pop-up work This Book Is A Camera displayed at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), or spotted Kelli in the pages of National Geographic KIDS’ By the Numbers, which features people who use math in unusual ways in their professions. You may even have caught her surrealistic 2015 music video for the band They Might Be … READ MORE
Claudia Fiorini, PhD – Research Associate in Pediatrics
Boston Children’s Hospital
Division of Hematology/Oncology
When I was a child in elementary school back in Italy, I was often sick and had to stay home from school for a few days at a time. Pneumonia – you know, that sort of thing. That gives you a lot of time to think and plan for disasters.
When I was a little better, but not well enough to go to school, my mom would entertain me by letting me basically destroy the apartment as I wished with all sorts of experiments.
Also, lots … READ MORE