Building a better science day on the Greenway : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Science Day on the Greenway is an annual event hosted by the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society, created by SAACS members Loc Dang and Mary Borger in 2004. The primary goal of this event is to create and develop interest in the sciences among elementary and junior high students in the Muncie area. The event consists of many tables with various science demonstrations and activities for children, set up over a one mile stretch of the Cardinal Greenway between the Wysor Street Train Depot and the entrance to McCullough Park. I will improve this event by increasing community awareness, increasing attendance, creating a carnival-like atmosphere, and by designing an experiment booklet for the participants to take home from the event. The booklet will include experiments and demonstrations as performed at Science Day on the Greenway. Documentation will include background information on the event and all steps in planning, executing, and analyzing the success of Science Day on the Greenway.