Three Lodi High School students, Zainab Baig, Devang Patel, and Tonia Brito-Bersi, have come together for the Youth Energy Summit competition to create an energy related project with an artistic aspect to it. A pedal power system is used to demonstrate how human power can produce clean renewable energy. They have additionally constructed a handmade sculptural representation of a light up globe, which shows how LED lights can save a world of energy. The pedal generator was presented to school aged children at the World of Wonders Science Museum on Monday, April 21, 2014.
The Youth Energy Summit is a community partnership between SMUD, Lodi Electric Utility, Roseville Electric and the LegiSchool Project at California State University at Sacramento. Now in its 6th year, YES is designed for high school students from the Sacramento, Roseville and Lodi areas and focuses on California’s energy future. We wish them the best success at the State Capital this Friday, April 25th, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. They WILL help to light up our World!
Pictured Tonia Brito-Bersi, Zainab Baig, Devang Patel and William Huyett, WOW Board Member and past LUSD Superintendent
New Exhibit at the World of Wonders (WOW) Science Museum Opening this September 2014.
Leadership Lodi class of 2014, and the WOW Science Museum in Lodi, are thrilled to announce their partnership in producing a new exhibit called the Cranium Café. The Café will focus on “Feeding the Mind” by developing problem solving skills through puzzles and interactive activities.
Imagine, a place where children and students of all ages, will be able to pick up a tray not of food but, of food for the mind. Walk that tray back to a nearby table and participate in a hands-on experience that will teach kids to think, and to solve problems in a fun and interactive way. With tables, chairs, countertops, and even a menu board; the themed Cranium Café will whet your appetite for learning!
Of course you want to be a part of something so exciting and delicious! So be on the lookout for two special events and fundraising opportunities. The first event will be for all family members and kids of all ages. This ‘Family Day’ event will take place in June at the WOW Museum. There will also be an ‘Evening on the Roof Top’ event in June with food, music and more. Dates and times to be announced in the next WOW Science Museum newsletter.
The WOW Science Museum aims to inspire the next American scientist through hands-on, personal, fun learning opportunities. “We are so thrilled to be a part of this exciting project!” Stacey Sorokowsky, Leadership Lodi Class of 2014 participant proclaims. “It is so inspiring to contribute to the potential development of future scientists of America!”
There are many sponsorship and donation opportunities available. For donations make checks payable to: ‘Leadership Lodi Alumni Association’ or ‘LLAA’, and can be mailed or dropped off at the Lodi Chamber of Commerce 35 S School St. Lodi, CA 95240 or contact Karen Alvarez at 209.367.7840 ext. 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Look for the “Cranium Café” booth at the upcoming Street Faire on May 4th, and Lodi Farmers Markets to help support this wonderful exhibit!
The Leadership Lodi Class of 2014
The WOW is so excited that Leadership Lodi 2014 has chosen the museum for their project, Cranium Café. Stay connected to their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/WOW.CraniumCafe, to learn more about their progress supporting the World of Wonders Science Museum and Lodi.
The construction of the new WOW classroom is coming along smoothly and completion date is estimated to be in mid-May! We would once again like to thank Diede Construction for keeping us on track.
The WOW is educating and inspiring the next generation of American Scientists. Make a difference in your world. Engrave your name in the future of science.
Custom student desks, cabinets, audio-visual equipment including an interactive white board, break room furnishings including a new washer and dryer, etc. are just some of our needs in the new building.
Click below to donate now. Or to learn more about how you can be a part of this new expansion, please call Sally Snyde, President of the Board at 209-368-0969.
Christine L. Franklin, CPA is a Lodi/Stockton native, growing up in North Stockton attending Lodi schools and graduating from Tokay High. She left Stockton to attend California State University, Sacramento and after graduating in 1985, returned to Lodi. Christine currently lives in Lockeford with her family, husband and two sons who attend Lodi High. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1989. With over 25 years accounting experience she is currently a partner with Kemper CPA Group in Stockton, serving clients in both the Stockton and Lodi area. Christine currently specializes in small business consulting, individual and business taxation, and not-for-profit consulting and taxation.
She is currently a member of the Lodi Sunrise Rotary Club and on the Board for the Lodi Community Foundation. She is a 2013 Lodi Leadership Alumni, has been a committee member and team caption for the American Cancer Society Lodi Relay for life in 2012 and 2013, and past board member with the American Lung Association, American University of Women and the San Joaquin Community Blind Center.
We are so pleased to welcome Christine into the WOW family!