An estimated 175 people came out July 20 to support the Homewood Science Center at its Summer Fest party, helping to raise nearly $70,000 to support science programs. The party moved indoors this year to Idlewild Country Club with entertainment from DJ Phil Lee. The Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie[Read More…]
The curiosity of Liz Riley, 7, left, and Eleanor Dickover, 11, was piqued at the Homewood Science Center Aug. 28 when they handled a beetle grub as part of the Insect Petting Zoo presented by entomologist Kandis Demeo. (Marilyn Thomas/H-F Chronicle) The Homewood Science Center, 18022 Dixie Highway, is opening[Read More…]
Take a walk in the woods, get a dose of science and enjoy food and beverages at the Homewood Science Center’s fourth annual Walk Walton event Sunday, Oct. 20. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Izaak Walton Preserve at 1100 Ridge Road in Homewood will be welcoming all to learn about[Read More…]
Students are learning in a brand new space at Serena Hills Elementary School with the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab opened for instruction since the beginning of this school year. Made possible by a donation of more than $275,000 from Serena Hills alum Allan DiCastro, the lab[Read More…]
The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills.
One month after NASA launched the Parker Solar Probe to soar closer to the sun than any spacecraft in history, the probe’s namesake, Eugene Parker, stopped by the Homewood Public Library to speak about the study of Earth’s nearest star. Parker, 91, shared knowledge, notes and hand-drawn diagrams explaining solar wind[Read More…]
Branden Anderson, a sophomore at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, participated in the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, this summer. Over the two-day meeting June 29 and 30, Branden met students from across the country who came together to listen to outstanding scientists who spoke on their[Read More…]
Homewood’s 13th annual Giant Block Party on Aug. 18 will help celebrate its neighborhoods in recognition of the village’s 125th anniversary. The event downtown from noon until 9 p.m. will be on Martin Avenue between Ridge and Hickory roads.
The first District 153 STEAM Camp gave one student a chance to create replicas of Chicago’s downtown buildings, a team the opportunity to build a robot and another to produce a movie. It’s all part of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
The two-year-old SMART lab at James Hart School in Homewood has given District 153 teachers Katie Nigro and Cheri Pesina an opportunity to show off the lab to teachers from across the United States.