- Open to middle and high school students who live or go to school in Wellesley – a total of 80 participants will be able to attend
- No programming experience is necessary – students will be paired with a mentor who helps them learn MIT App Inventor
- Wellesley Creates is free to the public
- Winners will be recognized at the Wellesley STEM Expo on April 6, 2019
The rare super blood wolf moon, as seen above Wellesley on Sunday night and captured by resident Greg Caiazzo. Greg’s wife, Kelly, tells us that their son had been learning about the event in elementary school and reminded them to take a peek.
Photo courtesy of Greg Caiazzo
Taking place while the Patriots were dispatching the Kansas City Chiefs on the Pats’ way to the Super Bowl, the lunar eclipse reminded some of the eclipse that took place on an October night in 2004 when the Red Sox beat the Cardinals to capture their first World Series title in 86 years.
If you’re an astronomy buff, note that Wellesley College will be offering public nights at its Whitin Observatory in the months ahead.
Here’s a round-up of the latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:
Code Ninjas will have its Grand Opening on Saturday, January 5, 10am – 2pm in its Linden Square location. The business helps kids crack the codes of coding, math, logic, and problem solving.
Also recently opened nearby is the Verizon Wireless store. The independently owned store can help you out with all manner of mobile devices such as phones and tablets. They don’t do in-home services or take back cable boxes or cancel home or business services. But if you need to buy a device, load it up with accessories, or get help with switching your data from phone to phone or other device-related services, they are on it.
Atelier hair salon open for business
Atelier, the new hair salon at 39 Grove St., has opened for business this week over at Hair Square in Wellesley (Grove Street Barber Shop, Barber Walter’s, etc.). Good luck to Megan Andrade and her crew.
Wellesley Roche Bros. kicks in big donation to Food Bank
Roche Bros. partnered with Dietz and Watson to donate $3,500 to the Greater Boston Food Bank.
But don’t panic. And don’t be fooled by Busy January Kids who claim they “just want to hang out and chill all summer.” Those kids will quickly turn into Summer Bored Kids by the beginning of July. Find out all about summer camps here in Wellesley and beyond on our Summer Camps page.
Babson sophomore pitches coffee device on Shark Tank this week
SPONSORED POST: Regardless of age or grade, students at Charles River School in Dover experience hands-on science with real-world applications as part of the curriculum. Experiences like these are supported by the school’s innovative curriculum and unique facilities like its Wetlands Lab and state-of-the-art middle school science lab.
For example, 5th graders are participating in a Citizen Science project supporting and monitoring the presence of salamanders in the CRS Wetlands Laboratory, and sharing their findings with the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Students measured a 10-meter by 5-meter transect near the school’s vernal pool, placed 50 untreated pine boards within the space, and monitored the areas beneath the boards for the presence of salamanders. Since salamanders are an indicator species that helps gauge the health of a wetland, the students have been excited to document the salamander sacs beneath the boards.
This fall, middle school students have undertaken a collaborative, cross-disciplinary study of climate change in their science and social studies classes. They have explored evidence of climate change and both human and natural causes of it, and researched climate-related policies in countries around the world. “The students are gaining an understanding not just of the science involved, but also the practical application of scientific knowledge,” explains teacher Chris Raskin. The unit’s culminating project will be a Model United Nations simulation held at the Dover Town Hall where students will represent points of view from various international governments, and also demonstrate a deep understanding of the science behind the policies.
While it seems as though it’s always STEM Week in Wellesley, the state has officially designated Oct. 22-26 with the STEM Week moniker, and Wellesley is taking part.
You’ll see signs popping up across town with inspirational and insightful quotes related to science, technology, engineering & technology (STEM), like the one show here from scientist Jane Goodall.
Check out the Mass STEM Week website for more activities.