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S³ : Russ Scarola, Using Making to explore Natural Selection

  • CMOSC 1835 West Steele Lane Santa Rosa, CA, 95403 United States (map)

April Speaker:

April 20

Russ Scarola: Natural Selection of Round Things

What lies at the intersections of Art and Science? Learning to think of ourselves as designers! Come join us as we build larger than life fall-down-machines turned treacherous ecosystems! Help model natural systems (and human intervention) as we take on the challenge of weeding out the "invasive" round species with recycled materials tricks, traps, and flippers. Can you save the bouncing fish balls? (Likely bonus light painting activity!)

"You haven't learned something until you've created with it!" When not learning from his two adventure seeking boys, Russell Scarola teaches art-integration to future teachers in the Hutchins Department of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University. Recent community projects have included designing recycled materials mini-golf course and mentoring student projects for the Sonoma County STEAM SHOWCASE. Russ's passions include volleyball, playing guitar, and creative writing, but his biggest joy is in helping people of all backgrounds enjoy science and encouraging more voices to be involved in how best we can guide our human ingenuity.  

Register for this program here!


The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is excited to announce S³ (pronounced S cubed), our Science Speaker Series for young scientists. 

Children 10 and older and their families are invited to the Children's Museum every THIRD Thursday evening of the month. Scientists working in many exciting fields will be on hand to talk about their work and answer questions.  Every month brings a new topic.  Join us for fun evenings of learning about topics like Chemistry, explosions, Making and MORE!

Register for this program on our website, here.

Earlier Event: April 20
Musical Moments
Later Event: April 21
Story time