Oneonta World of Learning

   February 2011 Newsletter

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and the Science Discovery Center present:
Imagine, Discover and Explore a world too small to see!
Investigate super-thin materials, forces stronger than gravity and sand the never gets wet, even underwater!  Measure yourself in nanomoters, use your nose as a nano-detector and much more!  Get your Passport to Nano stamped at all the activity stations and take home a Nano Science Prize Bag!
When:  Saturday, April 2
Time:  12:00-4:00 p.m.
Where:  Science Building #1
     SUNY Oneonta Campus
Suggested Donation:  $5/child
Nanoscience?  What's that?
Nanoscience is understanding matter at dimensions between 1-100 nanometers.  To put that in perspective, consider that a single sheet of paper is about 100,000 nanometers thick!  Nanoscience involves imaging, measuring, modeling and manipulating matter within this scale.  Nanoscience is changing the way we live by creating smaller, faster, stronger, safer and more reliable applications.  Nanomedicine is devising improved methods for delivery of medicines that cause fewer side effects.  Nano technology is creating solar panels that are smaller and more efficient, promising cheap solar power in the near future.  Nanoscience offers many eco-friendly possibilities in creating vehicles that are lighter and more feul efficient, in the detection and clean up of environmental contaminants and in water purification systems.
Did you know? 
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany boasts the most advanced research complex in the world and is leading the way in in the field of nanoscience.

March Musical Madness

OWL and Hartwick College Music Department are joining forces to bring an event of music discovery!

Have you ever wanted to try to play a violin?  Wondered what it would be like to be a soloist in a jazz band?  Wanted to build your own instrument?  Here is your chance!

When:  Saturday, March 5
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Anderson Hall,
             Hartwick College
Suggested Donation:  $5/child

This event will also feature several "mini concerts" by the Hartwick College performing ensembles.

Come and ride the

Mark your calendar for April 14th  when OWL is teaming up with WSKG and the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society to bring you an activity filled train ride featuring the hit PBS show Dinosaur Train.  Round trip train rides will depart from the Milford Depot at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Tickets for this special event are $7.50 per person.  Under 2:  FREE.
*All Dinosaur Train activities are free with the purchase of a ticket.

Get Involved!

OWL is an all volunteer organization, recognized by the NYS Board of regents as a children's museum.   Are you interested in learning more about OWL?  Would you like to see us through our goal of becoming a museum with walls?  Wondering how you can help?  Contact us at or give us a call at 431-8543.  We would love to talk to you.