Last week, there was an interview with astronaut and engineer Scott Kelly on NPR’s Marketplace. Having retired from his sojourns in space, Mr. Kelly is now exploring something closer to home — scientific awareness and literacy. According to a recent survey, a staggering 38% of those asked felt that science did not impact their lives. A greater number still felt that it was too difficult for most people to comprehend, let alone participate in. Mr. Kelly was shocked by these statistics and is working to promote an appreciation for science, especially among children. As he said, ““we need kids in this country and around the world believing that science can solve the problems that are going to exist in their future.”
So, knowing that we as a society need to uplift scientific learning and curiosity, especially for our youngest members, how awesome is it that the theme of this year’s All School Play does just that? Our play, Up and Atom, is a fun and exciting exploration of why science is essential to humanity’s stewardship of the earth and to all of our futures. We would love for you to join us, Friday, March 23rd, at 6:45, at the Scottish Rite Theater in Harrisburg.