Kathy Prusinski

Night Lab: Improv Food Fight

If you like your meals with a side of humor, this was the event for you! LabX presented a night of food-filled comedy at the Fridge in Washington, D.C. on November 17, 2018. Improv squads LatinX States of America, Press Play, and The Hypothesis battled to give the best (read: funniest) answers to audience toughest questions about food. Note – answers …

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people with food

LabX @ DX: A Fresh Taste

LabX in collaboration with Dance Exchange ran an evening of performances and conversations to help everyone gain a better understanding of the food we eat everyday. The event included food-themed songs, spoken-word, and comedy performances alongside interactive conversations with experts in the fields of social equity, sustainable diets, food waste, and GMOs. The event was held October …

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Hurricane Harvey flooding

A Year after Hurricane Harvey, Educators help build Disaster Resilience

In August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the Houston metropolitan area. Tied with Hurricane Katrina (2005) as the costliest tropical cyclone on record, this Category 4 storm dropped as much as 60 inches of rain and caused $125 billion in damage. Deb Hill, Secondary Science Coordinator at the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) located just outside …

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Two Scientists Walk into a Bar…

In June, LabX staff attended the Science Events Summit in St. Petersburg, FL where they first heard about the Fleet Science Center’s Two Scientists Walk into a Bar ® program. The program, which perhaps sounds like the beginning of a rather bad joke, is actually a fun community program run for the last three years …

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LabX Participates in ONE Fair

Renewable energy is a topic that has become increasingly relevant to average citizens, civic organizations and governments alike. Stakeholders recognize that renewable has outstanding potential, but also legitimate costs. How can these parties work across sectors to make choices related to energy sources and uses that are best for themselves and their communities? To help …

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Extreme Event: Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management

In November 2017, LabX staff facilitated Extreme Event for Fairfax County’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM). OEM leadership, as well as leadership from Fairfax County’s Community Resiliency Groups, gathered during one of their bi-weekly training sessions to play the game and learn more about how they might use Extreme Event in their community.  OEM is …

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