Our Science for Seniors Programs includes live and zoom one-hour presentations on a wide variety of science topics. Seniors can rediscover the joy of science through Science for Seniors, an evidence-based program based on geriatric research that learning strengthens brains at every age. Through Science for Seniors, residents learn the scientific process by participating in experiments, demonstrations and fun visual based facts about their world. The program uses safe everyday household items, such as flour and salt, to explain science fact. Using a combination of visual, audio and tactile presentation of facts, it is appropriate for independent, assisted living, long term care, and memory care communities. The program has successfully demonstrated the ability to engage residents’ natural curiosity and interest in learning new information and invoke residents’ memories of past experiences, skills, and careers.
SCIENCE FOR SENIORS programs
SCIENCE PRSENTATIONS FOR SENIORS
We offer discounts for two programs booked to run consecutively at the same location and day or with a nearby senior community on the same day.
All programs are one hour and work for audiences of all cognitive abilities.
The cost is $150 per hour in person and $100 via zoom - discount for consecutive programs in the same community on the same day.
*Medical research has proven learning something new every day sharpens brains of all ages and cognitive abilities and may even help slow the progression of dementia.
Includes, but not limited to:
What is the largest creature in the sea, why is the ocean salty? (includes hands-on items preserved shark, seahorses, fossils)
Volcanos & Earthquakes
Why do they happen, how can we predict them? (includes hands-on samples of lava from around the world)
What causes weather, why are no two snowflakes alike? (includes hands-on items Weather forecast models)
How do birds fly, why do they sing? (includes hands-on feathers and a claw)
How long have they lived on Earth, how do they migrate? (includes preserved butterflies)
How many in the world, where do they go in cold weather? (includes hands-on preserved insects)
How much of the Earth’s surface, who lives there? (includes quicksand demonstration)
Pollution reality and solutions. (includes hands-on reusable straws and plastic alternatives)
Earth Extinctions and Dinosaurs
Hold a dinosaur bone and trilobites fossil in your hand.
How long on the planet, why they are vital to the Earth? (includes hands-on shark jaw and great white tooth fossil)
How did mammals rise on the planet, how to they differ from other species? (includes hands-on animal pelts)
20th Century Inventors
Who invented the tv, cell phone, cd? (includes hands-on models)
Where did potatoes originate, what country invented marshmallows? (includes demo of marshmallows)
Halloween Holiday Fun
Origin of witches, fear of black cats and demonstrate the Blob and Thing.
What do we know of the planets, the universe? (includes hands-on demonstrate how moon craters formed)
Why are we going, what will you eat? (includes hands-on Martian meteorite)