Science is more than serious men and women in white coats, poring over the mysterious liquid contents of beakers and peering into microscopes.
On Aug. 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Ogdensburg Public Library, 312 Washington St., it will be about scientists from the Syracuse Museum of Science and Technology performing experiments with soil, checking the good earth of Northern New York for microbes -tiny living organisms - and other mysteries of the underground.
Children and parents are invited to immerse themselves in the world of science, according to Dorian Lenney-Wallace, childrens librarian.
Itll be hands-on, she said. I think all ages can enjoy it.
And learn at the same time.
They can see how science affects their everyday lives, said Ms. Lenney-Wallace.
The raw materials for the days experiments, which will include fossils, are going to be strictly local.
Therell be soil samples from all over the north country, Ms. Lenney-Wallace said.
Library Director Wayne L. Miller said that the science shows theme is a fantastic idea.
I think that dirt has a bad name, he said, laughing. I mean, I look out at the (Library Park) garden and thats right there. Theres good dirt out there.
Morristown Public Library, Main Street, will also host the science show on Aug. 6, but at 11 a.m. For more information, check the Ogdensburg librarys website at www.ogdensburgpubliclibrary.org