Student Artwork + Climate Change + Public Transportation
Cool Science is a fun, creative project that gets kids involved in communicating important ideas about climate change to large, captive audiences riding public transportation. Every day in Lowell alone, thousands of people use mass transit. That's one state. One city. Think BIG PICTURE here. How can our Cool Science model be used across the country as an informal teaching tool?
What We Do
Cool Science invites K-12 students to create and submit a visual work of art about climate change. The best entries are placed on posters and placards throughout Lowell’s mass transit system to engage the riding public with informal learning opportunities. In our pilot year, we received over 600 student entries from over 30 schools in Massachusetts.
The Basics: What We Need
More funding = more communities reached, more students involved, more months of artwork on public transportation
With a minimum of $12,000, Cool Science can run the winning entries on public buses in Lowell for 3 months. Any funds donated above our goal will help us extend our campaign length and radius.
What You Get
If you donate to our project, you will not only be helping give students a voice about climate change, but you’ll also be eligible to receive some of our unique project-based perks.
We’ve kept our perks simple and economical, so the majority of your donation can go to funding our project. We also want to be smart about our shipping costs and resource consumption. After all, that’s what Cool Science is all about!
Why YOU Should Be A Part
"Out of 10 people, I would recommend it to the 10 people"
-G, 5th Grader
Give students like G a voice, a chance to speak out to thousands about their concerns about climate change and the world they are inheriting.
THEIR Voices: What Students and Teachers Are Saying
The Cool Science Team
A professor of science education by day and a rock star by night, David was once a featured artist on 92.5 The River's program, Homegrown. David's research focuses on the intersection of informal science learning and climate change education. He loves the idea of teaching people on the go, not just in classrooms. His son, Dakota, gets most of the credit for our Cool Science video.
Jill is an avid runner, mom, and education professor. Sometimes, she finds time to play soccer. Her research expertise is in quantitative research methods, and she brings a wealth of experience in cognitive psychology to our Cool Science work.
The resident expert on all things ocean related, Bob was recently featured as an outstanding faculty member for his work at UMass Boston. Bob's research focuses not only on the science of climate change and carbon movement, but also on the teaching of that science to learners of all ages. He and his family reside just outside of Boston.
Thank You For Your Support!
Even if you can’t contribute at this point, spread the word about our work and our project!
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