Greetings from Ivor at the New York World Science Festival
This link below will get you to Youtube video produced by CNN iReports where I am interviewed at the World Science Festival’s Family Day. It was forwarded to me by WSF .
This is the first media I’ve received from WSF. CNN reporter and camerawoman, Alex Rosemann anxiously climbed inside our Orion Flight Simulator and shot video from her POV so it shows what it’s like to pilot our shuttle-like flight simulator. She was curious as to why there was a cue line of children two blocks long and why they were willing to wait for more than an hour for an opportunity to climb inside for some serious and creative playtime. The Orion demonstrates the principles of pitch and roll and was easily one of the more popular attractions at the Festival.
It was a beautiful day on Sunday, June 1st at and tens of thousands turn out on Family Day – the last day of a week long festival of science exhibits produced by the World Science Festival Foundation which took over historic Washington Square Park and surrounding streets. Thousands experience Traveling Space Museum’s Orion Flight Simulator, Odyssey SpaceLab, Lunar Roving Vehicle, Space Shuttle Space Toilet, The James Bond Micro-Jet, the BD-5J and a half dozen other wonderful interactive attractions for kids to explore and learn about. Many of our exhibits were displayed next to and on NASA exhibits which included a massive “moonscape” carpet. Our Lunar Rover never looked so good!
It was especially satisfying for me to be there as the idea of demonstrating Traveling Space Museum’s attractions was conceived at the New York City World’s Fair when I was 13.
Washington Square Park is also where I spent my teen years as a folk singer/songwriter and political activist so this was a wonderful homecoming and one of the happiest days of my life! Luckily, we put on one of the best shows ever. It must’ve been that New York State of mind.
This is Ivor Dawsan reporting from New York.
Special STEM, STEAM and STEAM++ Comments: Ivor Dawson and Bob Barboza are working to get more kids exposed to the wonders of space exploration. The Traveling Space Museum and The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures are getting ready to visit more cities, schools and public libraries around the USA. For more photos and information visit: http://www.KidsTalkRadioLA.com