Homewood Science Center

Homewood Fire Department will show off new truck, provide fun safety lessons at annual open house

Residents will have a chance to get a close-up look at Homewood's brand new fire truck on Saturday during the annual Fire Department open house.

The event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 17950 Dixie Highway will also include a crowd favorite, the live burn that demonstrates the importance and effectiveness of sprinkler systems. 

Homewood Science Center puts tickets on sale for 3rd Walk Walton event

Tickets are on sale for the Homewood Science Center’s third Walk Walton fundraiser celebrating nature, science, music and crafts on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Izaak Walton Preserve, 1100 W. Ridge Road in Homewood. Discounted rates apply for tickets purchased by Oct. 10.  Individual and group rates are available.

International STEM Learning Ecosystems awards Homewood Science Center membership

The Homewood Science Center is now part of STEM Learning Ecosystems, a national and international network working to change how students learn, educators teach and how businesses develop a workforce with 21st century skills.

Students learn, practice conservation through Homewood Science Center intern program

On a Saturday morning when one might expect junior high schoolers to be sleeping in, the Homewood Science Center’s conservation ecology interns are hard at work clearing invasive buckthorn plants from the Homewood Izaak Walton Preserve. Using little more than simple tools and teamwork, interns cut down and carry away thick bundles of branches and leaves until the area that was once difficult to walk through becomes an open space for native species to thrive.

Homewood Science Center programs drawing participants from throughout the Chicago area

The participation numbers keep growing at the Homewood Science Center. Executive Director Edie Dobrez told village board members one program drew participants from 25 ZIP Codes. She presented the science center's 2017 annual report to the board at its meeting Aug. 14. 

Crazy contraptions teach students the science of experimentation

Rube Goldberg would have been proud of the inventions students created at the Homewood Science Center. In the weeklong Rube Goldberg Camp for fifth through eighth graders July 16 through 20, the goal was design a project that would lead to raising a flag. Every student managed to do just that in their own fashion.

Five mixologists meet the challenge for the Homewood Science Center

Five mixologists showed how to combine the art and science of a perfect cocktail at the Homewood Science Center’s Cocktail Chemistry Challenge July 19. There was something for every taste from the five who concocted “The Citrus Horizon” for The Copper Still; “Broken Barrel of Funk” for The Cottage on Dixie; “The Science Center” for Grape & Grain; “S’More What?” for La Voute Bar + Bistro; and “Flashing Palumbas” for Lassen's Sports Bar & Grill.

Homewood Science Center presents documentaries by Colton, D'Astici on Wednesday

Homewood Science Center's "HF Women in Documentary Filmmaking" program on Wednesday, June 20, will premier Eliana D'Astici's documentary film, "March through Generations," a look at three generations and their stand on women's issues. The film's title describes not only the story she tells, but how the Homewood-Flossmoor High School student's film got made: Two generations of documentary filmmakers collaborating to tell the story of three generations of local women joining a worldwide protest.

Fun with metals at Homewood Science Center

 
Magnets, old screws and silverware.  
 
Kids got to play and design with old bits of metal, learn how metal is recycled and the properties of various metals at the Homewood Science Center’s “Metal Mania” Pop-Up Science Program on Saturday, June 9.
 

Cocktail Chemistry Challenge July 19 to support Homewood Science Center

Homewood Science Center (HSC) unveiled its plans for a summer fundraiser  this one for adults only  the Cocktail Chemistry Challenge on Thursday, July 19, at the center, 18022 Dixie Highway.

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