September 2020 E Newsletter
the power of PLACE
Scientists are nurtured into being, not produced on an assembly line
We are born into a world of chaos of fragmented and disconnected light and sound, but millions of years of evolution have shaped our brains to find order. Our five senses are data collecting machines designed to satisfy our innate curiosity. Within the space of 10-20 years we pass from a helpless babe sheltered in the arms of our parents, to individuals capable of beautiful music, writing sonatas, and peering into the mysteries of the universe. The challenge of an educator is not to fill the heads of students with facts, but to nurture curiosity and reveal tools of discovery that complement our five senses.
Ian Billick | PhD
Executive Director, RMBL
Liam Atkins and Family
Scientific Kid Stuff
Want to know how to spark a kid’s fascination for science? Send them to RMBL summer camp. Case in point: Liam Atkins has been a regular in the summer education programs since he was just a little tyke of six. Now he’s 15 and has just finished the high school program. He’s loved every year of it.
Both Liam and his younger sister Paloma have consistently attended RMBL summer programs since they were preschoolers. Their parents, David Atkins and Deborah Wuttke, originally enrolled Liam in the camp as a way to keep him engaged. It worked
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