This year, as part of the 2014 Summer Community Outreach Program, five interns packed into a car on a road trip to Wyoming. In collaboration with the City Kids camp, the interns had the chance to share many of the experiments that eScience produces with City Kids campers. City Kids is a camp that offers kids from vulnerable locations in Washington D.C. an opportunity to go to Wyoming, where campers learn critical skills which allow them to succeed outside of a typical classroom setting.
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This week eScience interns took science on the road! Eight interns went to Warren Village, a transitional housing program that helps low income single parents acquire the life skills to achieve self-sufficiency. While parents took night classes, eScience interns partnered with kids to extract DNA from bananas, have a rocket launching competition, test buoyancy by engineering their own boats, and even explore geology by observing crystallization processes.
March 4, 2014: eScience Labs assisted Troop 712 in painting the Bethany Luthern Church fence. The fence painting was Andrew Higgins's Eagle Scout project. The fence was longer than a football field and over eight feet high. eScience contributed over 20 gallons of paint and assisted in painting the fence with Troop 712. The project took over 16 hours to prepare, paint and touch up.
December 23rd, 2013: Volunteering and spreading goodwill is a common theme throughout the holiday season, but for eScience Labs, these ideals are part of our everyday culture. 2013 was a great year for us in many ways. We increased learning opportunities, found new ways to support our staff and clients, and strengthened our give-back program. Here is a summary of our favorite donations.
December 4th, 2013: On a blustery snow day when temperatures dipped below 10 degrees, eScience Labs’ Volunteer Team piled into COO Scott Higgins truck to help staff the Loveland FEMA Donation Distribution Center. FEMA has been a vital resource for the Colorado flood victims who endured disastrous floods last fall. This natural disaster destroyed nothing short of homes, neighborhoods, and communities, and left many Colorado families heartbroken.
September 15th, 2013: eScience Labs is proud to partner with the City Kids Wilderness Project, located in Jackson, Wyoming. The City Kids Wilderness Project is “a nonprofit, outdoor education program for underserved and at-risk inner-city youth (ages 11 to 24) from Washington, DC metropolitan area,” (http://citykids.org, 2013). The City Kids Wilderness Project emphasizes personal growth, confidence, and leadership through experiential learning in an outdoor environment.