Tornadoes & Storm Chasing

One of the innovative things that my son’s elementary school does each semester is to create clusters where groups of students will study one topic in-depth for a period of eight weeks.  They meet for an hour each week and prepare interactive presentations that are showcased for parents and teachers.  This spring, Cameron was very … Continue reading

Memorial Day Weekend: Colorado Events

Here’s just a small sample of the events in Colorado as we kick off the holiday weekend. Junior College World Series Grand Junction http://www.jucogj.org/  Paddle Fest Buena Vista http://www.ckspaddlefest.com/  Mesa Verde Country Indian Arts & Cultural Festival Cortez, Deloros, Mancos, Towaoc, Mesa Verde National Park http://www.mesaverdecountry.com/tourism/festivals/iacf/iacf.html  Downtown Denver Arts Festival Denver http://www.downtowndenverartfestival.com/ Grand Olde West … Continue reading

On This Date: May 17th, 1899. Nikola Tesla

On May 17, 1899, Nikola Tesla arrived in Colorado Springs to continue his experiments in electricity.  In his lab located near Foote Ave. and Kiowa St, Tesla conducted research for nearly nine months before returning to New York. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Colorado_Springs Credited with over 700 patents worldwide, his name today is probably most well known in conjunction … Continue reading

Weekend Happenings: May 13-15

Cities of Splendor Chalk Art Event In partnership with the Denver Chalk Art Festival, artist Michael Rieger will create three chalk art masterpieces, including one based on Giovanni da Bologna’s The Coronation of the Virgin, currently on view in the Cities of Splendor exhibition. High school artists will work with Rieger on two of the images while visitors can … Continue reading

On This Date: May 1st, 1925

Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter, one of America’s original Mercury Seven astronauts, has the unique distinction of being the first human being to conduct missions in both outer- and inner-space. He was born in Boulder, Colorado, on May 1, 1925. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Colorado in … Continue reading

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