Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Art of Science February Program: Science of Optics

Art of Science logo
Drawing's too hard?
A camera is near.
What eyes regard,
A lens "sees" clear.


February's program is Science of Optics. Participants will learn about the lens and mirrors inside the camera, and will have an opportunity to compose and take photographs.

February Programs
Five Points Regional Branch Library, February 7, 4:00 p.m.
North Birmingham Regional Branch Library, February 9, 4:00 p.m.
Avondale Regional Branch Library, February 10, 3:15 p.m.
Springville Road Regional Branch Library, February 15, 4:00 p.m.
East Lake Branch Library, February 21, 3:30 p.m.
Powderly Branch Library, February 28, 4:00 p.m.

The Art of Science is a grant-funded after-school program conducted by Elinor and Winfield Burks at six Birmingham Public Library branches: Avondale, East Lake, Five Points West, North Birmingham, Powderly, and Springville Road. The program will run nine months—from September 2011 through December 2012—and will cover the science of nutrition, geometry, sound, plants, optics, recycling, and materials engineering in a hands-on atmosphere. Each program will begin with a science principle and end with a craft or group project. Supplies for the crafts are provided.

At each session, the library will showcase books and videos about the program’s topic, and introduce age-appropriate databases for children to further explore what they learned at each program.

The Art of Science is made possible by the Kresge Arts in Birmingham, a partnership with the Cultural Alliance of Greater Birmingham.

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