Scientists 4 Life Catches the Milestones of Science Exhibit

The Milestones of Science Exhibit

The Scientist 4 Life class and teacher Sarah Wright headed to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library on Monday September 25. The class visited to experience the Milestones of Science Exhibit, which is due to close by the end of this week.

Aileen Cotter ’18 giving the field trip a two thumbs up!

The field trip started off with a general tour of the library; students were given a glimpse of the different sections of the library, from the Mark Twain Room to the “haunted” book collection located upstairs in the library. The students were surprised to see how big the library actually was, and were engaged throughout the tour. “Honestly, I loved the haunted book collection space! I think it’s amazing how we were able to see two city blocks in each direction, not to mention the fact that it was two city blocks of books,” said Aileen Cotter ’18.

Jackie Schanzlin ’18, Molly Doyle ’18, Julianna Scaccia ’18, and Ella Tolomeo ’18 playing a game of checkers.

The final destination on the tour was the Milestones of Science exhibit. The tour guide walked the class through the ancient book collection of about 35 books, pointing out each scientist and their discovery for each science-related theme, including Sir Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin. Along with the information given to the class by the tour guide, there were many hands-on features of the exhibit for the class to engage with. The class was allowed to roam the exhibit and look at what interested them for the last few minutes of the trip. A majority of the class went straight for the life-size games of checkers and Connect Four, while others stayed in the book collection.

Gianna Pezzino ’18 reading information in the Mark Twain Room

Everyone took something different away from the field trip whether it was how the library is laid out or information on a new scientist.   “I like how they incorporated the exhibit of scientists into a library because you would never think of an exhibit like that in a library,” said Gianna Pezzino ’18.