The ACBN Summer Science Camp
We're blinding ourselves with science! (And moonshine.)
The summer slide is real, and it’s not just for those of school age. There’s something about these hot, sticky months that just seems actively harmful to learning. I’m forgetting things I knew in February. We need some educational enrichment.
We need to go to summer science camp.
You see, while we’re undergoing our own collective slide, science is under attack. Legitimate experts are forced every single day to confront the wild and baffling theories offered by graduates of Facebook University, and they’re outnumbered.
Now, I’ve done a few science experiments with my kids at home over these last few months. I’ve done the thing where you sprinkle black pepper over a plate full of water, then place a drop of dish soap in the middle and watch it all dart to the sides as the surface tension of the water breaks. I’ve also made a baking soda-and-vinegar volcano out of an empty whiskey bottle, and made fog with the dry ice included in a mail-order butcher shipment. (The best science reflects y…