March 2011 Newsletter

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and Science Discovery Center present: 

Imagine, Discover and Explore a world that is too small to see!
Investigate super-thin materials, forces stronger than gravity and sand that doesn't get wet, even under water!  Measure yourself in nanometers, 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 Nanoscience Prize Bag!
When:  Saturday, April 2
When:  12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Where:  Science Building #1
     SUNY Oneonta Campus
NanoDays will also feature the
Planetarium Show:
Molecularium:  Riding Snowflakes
Shows at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30.  Reservations strongly recommended.  For reservations, visit or call 436-3177.

When Disaster strikes

Earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear emergencies....are you at a loss as to how to talk to your kids about these disasters?  Here are some resources you might find helpful in explaining today's news to your children. 

United States Geological Survey website includes puzzles, games, quizzes, videos and more for kids to learn about earthquakes.

Visit the
National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and download the Tommy Tsunami coloring book to teach kids about tsunamis and emergency preparedness.

PBS Parents offers an online resource for talking with children about the news.

Tickets are selling fast to ride the Dinosaur Train.  Make your reservations NOW!

Come ride the


Join OWL, WSKG and the Leatherstocking Railroad Historical Society on April 13th for an activity filled train ride based on the PBS show Dinosaur Train.  Bring your camera and take photos with Buddy the T-Rex!  Trains depart from the Milford Depot at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Tickets are $7.50 per person.  Under 2:  FREE.  To make your reservation, call LRHS at 432-2429.
*  All Dinosaur Train activities are free with purchase of a ticket. 

Save the Date!

The Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, June 5th, in Wilber Park from 1-5 pm.  Don't miss this afternoon of entertainment, fun, games, socializing and, of course, ICE CREAM!!!

Be the Cherry on Top!

Do you want to see OWL continue programming?  Would you like to help OWL achieve the dream of becoming a bricks and mortar museum?  Become an Ice Cream Social 2011 Sponsor by making a tax decudtible donation.  Special family sponsorships begin at $25 and and feature your name printed on the "cherry on top" of the ice cream themed decorations that will adorn the park.  Can you afford more?  For $100 you can be the ice cream cone!  For more information on how to give and business sponsorships, please contact us at 431-8543 or