Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Meet Glenn Kachmar, Science Show Performer at momstown Victoria's Little Scientists

Glenn Kachmar has been performing science shows and teaching science workshops for the past 23 years. He started doing science shows in the summer at the East Bay Science and Nature Company while he was studying to be a teacher. Glenn is a teacher in the Saanich School District (currently on a leave of absence for the 2012-2013 year.)

Some of Glenn’s less orthodox experiences include stints working as the Head of the Science Department of New Ramses College, in Cairo, Egypt. He also worked at Science World in Vancouver for a year where he polished his science performing skills, not to mention gave the dreaded IMAX speech a few hundred times. He worked as the head cook of two tall ships and sail training vessels, Pacific Swift and Pacific Grace, which took him to Spain and back as well as visited islands all over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Glenn has taught English in Prague, Czech republic and Tuxtla GutiĆ©rrez, Mexico.

Currently Glenn is writing a how-to eBook entitled "Science With Young Children,"* as well as shooting the photos and videos intended to illustrate how best to do science with children without creating work for local emergency rooms. Assuming the process of writing the first book doesn’t result in a new home under a bridge, Glenn hopes to write other books and science books for children.

*Please note that the title is not meant to encourage use of children as guinea pigs.

Join Glenn for an amazing exploration into science with your toddler or preschooler at momstown Victoria Little Scientists! Every fourth Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Saanich Neighbourhood Place (Pearkes Rec Centre, 3100 Tillicum Road.) Please bring a $2 donation for Saanich Neighbourhood Place.

Jan. 24th: Water
Feb. 28th: Dry Ice
Mar. 28th: Flight 
Apr. 25th: Locomotion

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