Written by Science-a-peel, Inc.  |  06. February 2011

Science-A-Peel, Inc., a 501c3 public charity is pleased to announce that it will be presenting The Great Greenlawn Sciencebed Race and Parade to promote science. Lisa O'Keefe, President of Science-A-Peel, Inc. said "from our weekly television shows, Science-A-Peel, Inc. has determined that the next great way to excite the public about science is to hold a parade/race to make them aware of the great resources available. To that end we are holding "The Great Greenlawn Sciencebed Race and Parade 2011" in Greenlawn on Sunday, May 1st. Everyone in the community is welcome to participate in the parade. Applications are available on bedrace.intuitwebsites.com. There are openings for not only marchers but for those who wish to build a science themed float or a three person science bed team. Science beds are easy and inexpensive to make with instructions being found on the bedrace.intuitwebsites.com site under the "parade apps" tab. There will be $1000 in cash awards, trophies, and product prizes such as Boe Bot Robot Kit and a Scribbler 2 from Parallax, several science kits from SmartLab Toys, 2 general admission tickets to Atlantis Marine World, a blue flight suit from U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Alabama and a $25 gift certificate to The Cheesecake Factory in Huntington, NY. There are also great free giveaways and educational tools for the spectators including mouse pads and key chains courtesy of Physics Today magazines, magazines from Astronomy, Horticulture magazines, color and activity books from various government agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and much more. For those of you who wish to donate to this event you can click on the "fundraising" link on bedrace.intuitwebsites.com or go to greenlawnbedrace.com and donate directly through this secured online site. The Great Greenlawn Sciencebed Race and Parade will be a significant campaign to educate the public on the various branches of science while making them active learners in a fun filled family environment. Everyone feels at home at a parade. A parade, has that unique aura that is special in itself and more open than science competitions or fairs. We are hoping this is a single step in exciting the enthusiasm for school age children. And also open the minds of parents and the community at large that everyone has a role in science. This thought coincides with the NYS Department of Education's Science Initiative that is calling on the community to become involved in science. NYS Department of Education has been seeking innovative ideas such as this to raise the awareness in the community. For more information on Science-A-Peel, Inc. please visit their website at www.scienceapeel.com. For more information on this event please visit bedrace.intuitwebsites.com or www.greenlawnbedrace.com. Alternatively you can write Lisa O'Keefe at scienceapeel@aol.com.

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