Mind of a Scientist

Mind of a Scientist

We will be meeting scientists and engineers

In their native habitats...the lab and/or the field... Join us!

Mind of a Scientist is an opportunity for high school students--and science lovers of all ages--to experience a day in the life of a scientist.

Each week, we will venture out to meet scientists and engineers presenting live from their labs or the field. These science & engineering professionals will share the adventures they experience in their various professions and answer student questions. Together with professional scientists & engineers, there are breakout groups where we will solve real-life problems--for extra credit, your own satisfaction..... or bragging rights! Each week we host a fun and interesting webinar-style Zoom presentation, which will later be uploaded here Wednesday (one week after the actual zoom presentation takes place).

See below for a list of previous episodes & links to their corresponding worksheets!


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Episode 11 :

  • Rad Sommer, Optical Engineer & Bodega Bay Marine Lab Experiments

Our primary goals:

To inspire and spread the love & curiosity of science among west county teens. To help students learn about various scientific disciplines with lessons, fun & interesting interactive experiments & activities, and hands-on/project-based educational experiences. We will also be highlighting 'a day in the life' of a local science professional -- offering insight into career opportunities.

To offer opportunities for teens to connect and engage with the world of science--so that they may see how it is interwoven within the fabric of our everyday experiences. Igniting the interest and imaginations of high school students. Benefits range from students learning one (or hopefully more!) new concept to a student who is motivated to dedicate their life to working in a science-based career or supporting causes with a scientific foundation.

This is a collaboration between Orchard View School Science Faculty member, Milo Mitchel, the Sebastopol Library/Sonoma County Library, and Shasta Public Libraries. For more information, contact Young Adult Services Librarian Rosalie Abbott: rabbott@sonomalibrary.org

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