Monday, November 9, 2015

I Am Seeking Your Advice on a New Project

I have been blogging about science for five years without asking for any favours from my readers.  Today, I want your advice on something.

Why you?  The fact that you are here, on this site, means that you are probably science-minded and thoughtful.  Perhaps you also value the communication of science ideas.  Finally, maybe you are the type of person that would like to discuss science and engage in experiments and design in a casual setting with family, friends, and even strangers.

Over the coming year, I would like to develop a new kind of workshop.  At this point, I have a vision for what it might consist of, but the details are a blank canvas.

The workshops that I envision could take place in a library or school, perhaps once a week.  Each workshop could have a theme, and would entail a presentation, discussion, experiment, or design, or a combination of these.  I foresee groups of four to six people interacting in a relaxed setting.

I am looking for your advice for such a project.  Should there be recommended age groups?  Have you already participated in such a thing, and if so, what was good about it and what wasn't?

Why am I doing this?  For a few reasons, but the bottom line is that I don't think there is a place for families and friends to do real science together.  It seems to me to be an underserved market.

If you have any comments, please leave them here, below.  If you are in the Montreal, QC area and would like to be involved in the creation of or attend such a workshop, please feel free to send me a message at stephen.cohen(at)

Thanks.  SC.