This year, in addition to the WSF Street Festival, we signed Mikro up to do two apprenticeship programs: Neurologist's Apprentice (dissecting a sheep brain) and Archaeologist's Apprentice (learning about nondestructive 3d modeling of artifacts in situ and doing a faux dig), and got tickets for the always awesome Cool Jobs panel. This year they had a roboticist, an evolutionary biologist who studies leeches and other parasites, two archaeologists, and an astronaut. I love how passionate they are about their fields, and how they were once science loving geeky kids, and are full of encouragement for the young people in the audience. Michael Massimino, the astronaut, emphasized the value of never ever giving up and always following your dreams. I think that is a message everyone can benefit from!
Unfortunately, Mikro didn't take a single photo at either of his apprentice programs. He was too busy learning and having fun to even think about the camera in his pocket.
So here are some photos from the rest of the day, and I will link the videos of Cool Jobs and the Flame Challenge: What Is Color at the end.
Running off to the lab as an apprentice:
Mikro had an awesome day!
More WSF here:
What is Color?