Science

Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on...

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"Lost and Found:" curious green artist makes art from trash

by (empichot)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under NEWS

If you happen to be reading this at midnight, Tia Wierenga is probably just finishing up work at the Gerald Ford Airport. She works there six days out of the week from 6 p.m. to midnight lifting heavy boxes and containers into the planes in the...

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Educating children about invasive species

by (Sliderstudents)

Submitted 02-20-2013 under VOICES

Invasive species can  be a very in-depth and challenging topic to take on, even for high school students, let alone for first graders! However, as our lesson ended, we left the classroom confident that these students understood, to an...

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ArtPrize Artist Profile: Abbey Adams connects to nature through art

by (Alexandra Krupp)

Submitted 09-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Science and art may seem like they are on two opposite sides of the creative spectrum, but to painter and illustrator Abbey Adams, they literally go hand in hand. Through art, she is able to be closer to the topic, critter or scene and get a better...

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LEGO robotics team displays engineering skills

by (ulrichb)

Submitted 07-27-2012 under NEWS

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a worldwide academic sports competition for young adults between the ages of 9 and 14 that utilizes teamwork, problem solving and engineering skills to build ideas using LEGO elements and moving parts. Each team has to...

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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Catalyst Radio: Look up to find planets, galaxies and satellites in the night sky

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-17-2011 under NONPROFITS

Don't have time to listen right now? Download the episode and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW (9:54) Grand Rapids' night owls fit right in with the GR Amateur Astronomical Association. As stewards of the Veen Observatory in Lowell, Mich.,...

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Catalyst Radio: John Ball Zoo beneficiary of Monday's Hat Trick Concert

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-13-2011 under NONPROFITS

INTERVIEW (10:08) Every year, John Ball Zoo gives out tens of thousands of passes to elementary school youth in Kent County who qualify for federal lunch programs. They've since expanded that program to include Ottawa County schools to encourage...

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Catalyst Radio: Center for Inquiry, an organization for critical thinking

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under NONPROFITS

Jennifer Beahan joins us on air to explain the goals of Center for Inquiry. Although based in Grand Rapids and with a small staff of two, CFI actually serves all of Michigan, organizing events in Muskegon, Detroit and many more cities...

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Don't be a stranger

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 09-29-2010 under NONPROFITS

Mary Navarre --  Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids In the movie "Eat, Pray, Love", Elizabeth Gilbert describes her first attempt at prayer something like this: “Hello God, how are you? I’m Liz. It’s nice to meet you. I’...

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