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LouisvilleKY offering plenty of fun to keep kids busy during Spring Break

Louisville, KY., – Mayor Greg Fischer joined officials from the Louisville Free Public Library, the Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Parks and Recreation and Jefferson County Public Schools to encourage local children to take advantage of the dozens of free and low-cost activities offered by those organizations during the upcoming spring break April 1-5. “We want kids to enjoy the time off with their family and friends, and to come back ready to finish the school year strong,” Fischer said. “It’s important to keep those young minds and bodies healthy and active.” Those include camps run through parks and recreation community centers,…


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Hundreds of really smart people marched in Downtown LouisvilleKY March for Science Sunday

By Jackie Hollenkamp Bentley Louisville, KY., – One day after most of the world held their respective marches, post-Thunder Louisville held its own March for Science. I, for one, am certainly NOT one of those really smart people, but I and my family did want to add our voices to those in support of science and send a message to this current administration to ignore the “alternative facts” and use some common sense — something that seems to be really lacking in this country lately. After a few speeches from local scientists, future scientists and activists in front of Metro Hall, the…


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LouisvilleKy’s science museum gets a financial boost

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The PPG Foundation recently donated $10,000 to the Kentucky Science Center to support school visits by the organization’s “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” traveling science education program. The donation was made on behalf of PPG’s (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings plant and distribution center in Louisville. Supported by the PPG Foundation for three years, the interactive “Ion Jones and the Lost Castle of Chemistry” program travels to local and regional schools to teach students how chemistry affects various industries, technology and the environment. As part of the show, students explore and observe chemistry in action courtesy of…


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Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop to help LouisvilleKY small business owners

  Louisville, KY (October 3, 2016) – Small business owners and those interested in starting a business will gain firsthand knowledge on a variety of topics relevant in today’s business climate at the Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop on October 11. Local entrepreneurs with a proven track record will share best practices, strategies, and success stories in order to inspire other local business owners, and in turn strengthen our local economy as a whole. The new event will take place at the Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main Street, on Tuesday, October 11 from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Featured presenters include Ontra…


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Talk Zika and mosquitos in LouisvilleKY over some beers

Story from Kentucky Science Center’s website. Zika and Malaria: Updates and Research Innovations: Two prominent mosquito-borne illnesses will be explored in a public forum. Louisville, Ky., – Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., R.N., associate professor of infectious disease at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, clinical director of the Vaccine and International Travel Center, and founding associate director of the Global Health Initiative, and Dr. Hoon Chung, a Zika expert and professor in Microbiology/Immunology at the University of Louisville will lead the discussion on the Zika virus and its potential impact in the United States and Louisville. The event is scheduled for August 9…