Family Science Night in New Haven engages parents and students in science education

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From left, John Lopez, 3, and his brother, Jason, 9, learns how experiments work with Southern Connecticut State University sophomore Amy Orenstein at Family Science Night at Hill Central School in New Haven on Dec. 5, 2018.

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NEW HAVEN ‘ In his 13 years as supervisor of science with New Haven schools, Richard Therrien said he realized there had been a difference between the intended audience of the long-running Family Science Night program and its beneficiaries.

‘When we first started, it was like the science fair; it was more for teachers,’ he said, as the focus seemed to be bogged down in rules, which made it better for science fair rehearsal than it did in making science engaging for young learners.

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Family Science Night in New Haven engages parents and students in science education

Although the program, which rotates between schools in different neighborhoods about twice a month in the winter, is tied into the district’s science fair program, the intention is doing science outreach by having parents and their students do science experiments together, Therrien said.

‘It’s about getting kids and their families excited about science and getting them to the point where they’re excited that they can do science,’ he said.

The district runs the program with several community partners, including Southern Connecticut State University, Yale University’s Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena and the Yale Peabody Museum. On Wednesday afternoon at Hill Central School, volunteers facilitated eight hands-on science projects for families.

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COMIC AT CSMH: Craig Ferguson, shown with dog Spike, will bring his Hobo Fabulous Tour to the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Dec. 5. Tickets are $30-$50; visit

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Guilford: Jason Hawley with ‘Black Bears in Connecticut,’ Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., free, registration, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., 203-453-8282,

Guilford: Mark Schenker book discussion, ‘The Poetry of Donald Hall,’ Dec. 6, 7 p.m., free, registration, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., 203-453-8282,

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New York’s N.B.A. Teams Don’t Have Much to Celebrate. These Fans Cheer Anyway.

When a team has had eight home arenas in two states over a half-century, it’s tough to build a dedicated fan base. At Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where the Nets moved in 2012, they are last in the N.B.A. in attendance and most fans tend to make noise only when T-shirts are being shot from cannons.

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It’s called The Block ‘ a rowdy section purposely set in a corner of the arena where the fans, who rarely sit down, wouldn’t obstruct anyone else’s view. Various members sport neon pink goatees, long red beards and shutter shades. They razz opposing players and shout singsongy chants like ‘Jo-ey Buck-ets’ for Nets forward Joe Harris and ‘Fear the Fro’ for center Jarrett Allen.

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