VIDEO: Celebrating science Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Mar 9, 2012 at 11:59 am
Children and their parents descended on the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Wednesday evening, March 7, for Family Science Night. The Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo provides science programming to local elementary schools thanks to funds schools receive from PiE (Partners in Education). Photo and video by James Tensuan/Palo Alto Online.
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Posted by terryg, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Mar 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm
Actually the reporter wasn't quite accurate. PiE didn't sponsor this event, PiE was there to join in the celebration because of the mutual interest in science. PiE helps fund science in the schools (as you likely know) but does not fund the museum. I think the reporter just got that impression - I can ask him to correct it.
Posted by terryg, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Mar 12, 2012 at 8:42 am
Just to reiterate - PiE money is not going to the Junior Museum and Zoo (JMZ); this was a mistake in the caption. PiE funds some science in the elementary schools and the JMZ does programs at the schools. This was a celebration of science for kids. All PiE funds go to schools. If you'd like to discuss this not on chat boards, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and thanks to JMZ for a great event for kids
Posted by Teacher Yazz, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:50 pm
Family Science Night was a lovely celebration of science education.
ALL of the teachers' and staff's time was DONATED for the event. I personally donated the snacks for the evening, in addition to many hours of time. No PiE funds were used for this event.
An announcement about Family Science Night was distributed to the school enews editors throughout the district, and the principals and teachers of each PAUSD elementary were all invited. We did our best to spread the word about this fun, free community-serving event.
It's unfortunate that there is a miscommunication in the caption. PiE funds do not go to the zoo.
Anyone who was at Family Science Night can tell you that it was a wonderful evening of family fun generously and voluntarily organized by people who CARE DEEPLY about this community.