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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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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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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Night Lab: Summer Cinema – July 19

Boy, we had a summer movie for you! We had food trucks, hands-on activities, and an outdoor screening of the original Westworld. Before Ed Harris was The Man in Black, Yul Brynner was The Gunslinger in Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi/western hybrid about a futuristic theme park populated by androids. Starting at 7:30pm people went inside …

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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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Extreme Event: Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District

In May 2018, LabX staff traveled to Cypress, TX to bring the Extreme Event game to science and social studies teachers of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD). CFISD’s mission is to maximize every student’s potential through rigorous and relevant learning experiences preparing students to be 21st-century global leaders. It carries out this mission in …

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