Science is cool.
That's the message from the folks at Beakerhead's annual convergence of science and art in Calgary. Co-founded by Mary Anne Moser and Jay Ingram and presented by a cast and crew of artists, scientists, playwrights, technicians, educators, and just about anyone else you can think of, Beakerhead
makes science fun and interesting. And you can't help but learn something in the process.
It took place last week (September 16-20) and hopefully whet your appetite to learn more this week as part of Science Literacy Week
"Creativity is crucial to solving problems in science and engineering, but it is usually overlooked and rarely encouraged." says science broadcaster Jay Ingram and that is a big part of what Beakerhead is all about. From the 35 ft high inflatable Fabulist said to be "Canada's polite little space explorer", to a chance to walk through a human nose, the young and old had a chance to be educated and inspired.
Freelance broadcaster Don Hill was among those (we're not sure whether he was one of the young or the old) who visited some of the Beakerhead events to find out exactly why science is cool and he sent us this report