Sue and Chuck Ruehle
As we move about the Meru/Usa River region during our third week in Tanzania we’ll be making visits to 7 schools in the area. They include: Ngongongare, Ailanga, Lakitatu, Uraki, Kikatiti, and Nkoaranga Seconday Schools plus the English Medium School at Makramira.
We’ll be visiting 6 of the 24 secondary schools where Science Centre Ambassadors are helping to establish Science Clubs. As we meet with students and their teacher advisors we’ll be talking about the New Horizons mission to Pluto. This often gives us an opportunity to discuss the solar system, our Milkyway Galaxy and beyond with each group.
Using a laptop and battery operated video projector we can share the latest Pluto images from New Horizons with schools that are off the power grid. And it helps our ambassadors learn how to use these technology tools for their work in the coming year.
At Ngongongare Secondary School it was a joy to see the science materials stored neatly and in order. They now have clean water using a rain cache system with filter. The work on the new lab for chemistry has continued slowly as finances allow.
Students at Ngongongare Secondary School gather to greet us.
Where is Pluto? Students gather close to see the mini-projector photos of Pluto....and expand their knowledge of the solar system.
Astronomy is the gateway to the sciences. Sharing a few science/math materials at Ailanga Junior Seminary with headmistress Lydia Mbise.