It seems to be Santa at first glance, but this is actually a young
wizard (note the stars on the shoulder) working with a Zometool at the
Mesa Lab during Super Science Saturday. The annual event brought about
1,800 kids, teachers, parents, and other folks to the mesa on 28 October
for hands-on workshops and demonstrations of "frighteningly good
science." Staff from the Denver-based Zometool company sponsored
workshops on Zomes and fractals that drew hundreds of kids. NCAR and
UCAR activity leaders were joined by the Rocky Mountain Wildlife
Conservation Center (operated by Shelley Richards-Craig, of F&A, and Pat
Craig), whose mountain lions helped to illustrate the importance of
wildlife conservation. Super Science Saturday is funded by Friends of
UCAR and a grant from the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
(If you're playing Santa for wizards in your household, check out the
Zome products and other items on sale at the NCAR Science Store.)|
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