Engineering For Kids Customer Appreciation 2015
A Canadian Astronaut inhabits a robot named Butterfly at Innovation Place to the delight of kids and parents. Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 28, 2015 was a great success. Thank you to the Canadian Space Agency for loaning us Jeremy Hansen who delighted the crowd when he took over Butterfly, a virtual presence robot that was loaned to us by Saskatoon's TinyEYE. Thank you to attending staff Edgar, Jessica, Zsuzsanna, and Liam for making the evening a success with their hard work.Canadian Astronaut, Jeremy Hansen, called into Butterfly from Houston, Texas and amazed the kids and parents.
Jeremy showed a video of the SpaceX rocket landing trials showing that engineering means trying again and again. When the rocket exploded, the kids were very relieved to know that no one was aboard at the time.Jeremy answered many questions from the kids, parents, and staff. One child asked if aliens were real since he has seen some pictures. Jeremy described how vast the universe is and how astronomers are just being able to detect planets and they are finding planets around every star, every where they look. Perhaps one day we will meet aliens even though no one he knows at NASA has seen one yet. Jeremy still comes to Cold Lake to fly Canadian fighter jets from time-to-time.
Video Game Design offerings start summer of 2015. Kids were able to try out some new video games that were made using our software.
We also built mini roller coasters.The kids each got a turn to try driving Butterfly.
Thank you to Saskatoon's TinyEYE for lending us Butterfly. TinyEYE delivers speech and physical therapy via the internet (and sometimes Butterfly or her friends).See how Butterfly snuck up behind some of the kids?
Each child went home with gifts too!