SciExcite visited Outreach last weekend to bring some colorful science experiments to the Muslim refugee children learning there! It was so kind of Sister Tanveer to give us over an hour of the kids' time so that we could teach them some scientific concepts! The kids were incredibly enthusiastic about Makey-Makey, Rainbow Cups, and Phenophthalein Drawing! We hope to return to Outreach at least once a month!
We finally had our first session at a new organization last Sunday, known as Outreach! Outreach is a non-profit program that offers service and help to resettling Muslim refugees. We met kids that traveled from many countries, including Yemen, Burma, and Somalia and it was truly an eye-opening experience for us. Many don't realize just how many refugees occupy Syracuse, and we are so glad that they are given the help they need from programs such as Hopeprint and Outreach!
We performed four exciting demos for one of our largest groups yet; around 40 young kids, and we could tell they were intrigued by every second of it. We love seeing that kids are actively raising their hands and trying to participate in any way they can! Those reactions are what tell us we are doing our jobs well, and there's nothing more satisfying. We showed off some new experiments, which we also plan to bring to Eagle Hill next week, including Elephant Toothpaste, Disappearing Water, Pink vs. Clear, and Eggbert! Want to know what these are? Make it a plan to see us at our upcoming events!
We really hope we can come back to Outreach as soon as possible, it was an amazing time for everyone involved! A huge thank you to Sister Tanveer for being so enthusiastic about our program, and to Hebba Ahmad for getting us to Outreach in the first place!