Johnson County Science Cafe

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Help Us Begin Our Fifth Year of Science Cafes

Penguins, Penguins, Penguins: Now that I have your attention, let’s talk!

Speakers: Gary Wesche, Kansas City Zoo Penguin Education Coordinator
Date: January 7, 2014

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Penguins, what can we learn from those birds as we learn about those birds? And why will people engage in difficult subjects if the talk is linked to a bird in a tux?

Gary Wesche is a local educator. In his 30 year career he has taught 4th grade in public school, taught middle school science in private school, taught worldwide classes from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in 2009-10 from a tent with PolarTREC, and was an at home dad for 16 years to 6 children while acting and directing in musical theater. This last year Gary was an adjunct physics professor at Rockhurst University, was hired by the Kansas City Zoo under a grant from the Zoo Learning Fund to be the Penguin Education Coordinator, helped launch the international organization Polar Educators International, PEI, represented PolarTREC and Kansas City at the International Penguin Conference in Bristol, England, and found time to direct and choreograph his favorite musical for the Chestnut Fine Arts Center in Olathe.

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