Geocache Fun

Free Geocache Fun  All Are Welcome!  Saturday July 20th  11 am – 1 pm  Light Meal  Please Bring Your Smartphone and a Small Weather tight Container  Valley Minipark  41.3127, -96.3459  105 N. Spruce St.  Valley, NE  Contact Michael or Cathy Hanus, Leaders  Academic@academyscience.us  402-541-7019 

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Academy Science Appreciates Volunteers

Academy Science Loves Its Volunteers! Big Applause to the National Weather Service NWS in Valley, NE for sharing Katie and Paul with us today! Katie and Paul visited and showered all of us with the Science of Meteorology! We are also grateful for all participants family members that pitched in to make this activity a success! Here we have an action shot of the Rocket Design Build and Launch We…

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NESciFest 2019 Community Event

FREE Nebraska Science Festival Community Event Nebraska Science Festival in Valley Everyone is Welcome! Sponsored by AcademyScience, Valley, NE STEM Demonstrations Saturday April 20 from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm or so. 111 E. Front St. Valley, NE (Valley Veterans Club East Entrance) Indoor Opportunity: Explore Gamepad controlled and Autonomous Robots, Explore Computer Programming Communicate with the Robots, Try your skill or chance at some robot games. Explore Four Forces…

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Parrot Uses Alexa

Parrot Uses Alexa to Order Watermelon, Lightbulbs While Owner Is Out.  A parrot has been caught ordering strawberries, a watermelon and even a water boiler through his foster owner’s electronic personal assistant. Rocco, an African Grey, requested the items through an Alexa device while his minder was out of the home. Luckily, due to a parental lock, none of his attempted purchases went through. Rocco, who lives with Marion Wischnewski…

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Never Give Up

Never Give Up. A finger poking through a manhole cover alerts rescuers to a boy swept away by flood waters. CNN.  Crews desperately searched for a Wisconsin boy after a powerful storm drenched his small community and sucked him into a drainage ditch.  The hunt seemed to be going nowhere until a rescuer noticed one of the boy’s fingers poking through a manhole cover.  The eleven-year-old was playing in a…

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Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals

Parasites Can Mind-Control Animals Without Infecting Them  A tapeworm is essentially a very long, parasitic towel with a grappling hook for a head. It attaches itself to the internal organs of its host with its fiendish head spines, and it absorbs nutrients through its tagliatelle-shaped body. Once fastened, it does very little. It has no mouth or gut, no circulatory or respiratory systems. Its sparse nerves culminate in a cluster…

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WorldO!Water

World O! Water is an annual event hosted by the City of Omaha at Lake Wehrspann, a large man-made lake in a dam retained waterway constructed by the Papilion Missouri NRD. This dam site has evolved into its characteristic biome over the years. AcademyScience.us researches, participates and demonstrates a water themed project every year at this event. This year youth in the science program researched the need for fresh, clean…

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Valley Days

Valley Days Saturday You will find us in the Park east of the open ball field where the fireworks will launch Saturday night, south of the tennis court, under the old maple tree. Look for our trademark family Picnic meal spread and the feather flags. ‘We will bring out the Design, Build and Launch model compressed air rockets made from common school supplies, but COOL and FUN! Check out the…

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Amish Uber

Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Amish Uber An Amish Dad in Michigan has decided to join the rideshare economy, with his horse and buggy. According to WWMT, Tim Hochstedler has started offering taxi rides around his hometown of Colon in his horse-drawn carriage, which he has dubbed the “Amish Uber.” Horse and Buggy Rides are only $5, so this is way cheaper than most Uber rides, but there is a…

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NESciFest 2018 Community Event

FREE Nebraska Science Festival Community Event         Everyone is Welcome! Sponsored by AcademyScience, Valley, NE STEM Demonstrations Saturday April 28 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm or so. 111 E. Front St. Valley, NE (Valley Veterans Club East Entrance) Indoor Opportunity Explore Gamepad controlled and Autonomous Robots, Explore Computer Programming Communicate with the Robots, Try your skill or chance at some robot games. Explore Four Forces of…

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