Category Archives: science

Science of light program at Multnomah County Library

We are big fans of libraries here at EPNA. Wife and mother Catherine is a librarian, afterall. But we just have a general love for books, too! We also love when libraries have educational and engaging programs about science and nature. During … Continue reading

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Spring Break Week 2012

I am off of work all this week because of Patrick’s spring break. Lucky me! Here is what we plan on doing to keep us busy and connected to nature: Monday – Whale watching week in Cannon Beach Tuesday – Patrick will … Continue reading

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Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature

I did a guest post for the blog of the Foundation Beyond Belief, which I copy here: Humanist Perspectives: Connecting Children to Nature This post is part of our Humanist Perspectives series. In this series, we invite guest contributors to explore active … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: natural-born scientists

A thought: PT: You’ve said that when you were growing up you didn’t realize somebody could do science for a living. You envisioned being a salesman or something and doing science on weekends and evenings. It’s all too rare that … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Space Shuttle

I took Patrick to OMSI today to watch the final launch on the planetarium screen. I’m glad I did. Several Portland news stations were there to film it, and one station (KATU) filmed people in the crowd, including Patrick. I … Continue reading

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Final Shuttle Launch at OMSI, Friday, July 8th

I was not a NASA-crazed child, but I grew up with the Space Shuttle. I can recall the day when I found out, at age 7, that Challenger had exploded and its crew perished. On Friday I will take Patrick … Continue reading

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Monday thought of the week: revelation

A thought: If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it. – Albert Einstein, in a 1954 letter to … Continue reading

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