SouthSide's all about supporting local artists and music scene in Chicago and worldwide. However, she took a well-deserved break from rocking with bands to show her love and support at a recent charity event. This reviewer joined other costumed revelers as vampires to Britney Spears wannabes for some pre-Halloween fun. The Elbo Room was decorated for the festive holiday season and Project Exploration's Masquerade - Change Your Face for Science event. Live entertainment was provided by Rick and Ryan to keep everyone in the party spirit. There were also prizes from Sox baseball package to guitar lessons with Tony Green raffled off to the lucky ticket holders. The goal of the night was to raise awareness (besides money) of the many science-related education programs this organization promotes and supports.
Since 1999, Project Exploration's goal has been to make science more accessible to the public and impact the lives of minority groups and girls each year. Today, they continue onward with this mission striving to bring more diversity and interest in all fields of science ...not just medical but archeology to tracking wild coyotes. Project Exploration offers all participants a hands-on science educational experience. They work with over 100 youth within 15 Chicago Public Schools ...and the best thing about this program - it's FREE. Many within Project's programs graduate hight school and attend colleges/universities pursuing science-related careers. During this event, there was a video display of random images showing pictures of the kids who recently participated in the summer camp program in which this organization also sponsors.
SouthSide encourages all of her friends and blogspot readers to help support this wonderful organization going by keeping their science programs accessible for and to all. For more information about Project Exploration, visit www.projectexploration.org or join their group on Facebook at www.facebook.com/projectexploration.
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