The Center for Children's Literature and Culture at the University of Florida, The France-Florida Research Institute, Florida Museum of Natural History, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida with the support of the Alachua County Library District, The Howe Society and the The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature present:

Transforming Encounters II: Children and Science, Imagination and Inquiry

A colloquium to explore a range of innovative approaches, new and traditional, historical and contemporary, for bringing science into children's lives.

Date: February 18-19, 2005
Location: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Free and Open to the Public. Seating is Limited--Register Early.

Featured Presentations:

  • The Explanatoids Project, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, a unique approach for bringing science information into public spaces. Janet Stocks, Kevin Crowley, Kristen Hughes, and Betsy DiSalvo
  • La Main à la Pâte ("The Hand in the Dough"), an innovative science program in France, initiated by the Nobel Laureate in physics, Georges Charpak and L'Académie des sciences. Marie Vannouque-Digne, Chief of Services for the Cultural Attachee at the French Embassy, Washington, D.C.
  • Vicki Cobb, dynamic lecturer and author of numerous science books for young children, including I Face the Wind, the American Library Association's 2004 Robert F. Sibert Honor.

    Other presenters and participants will include: