By: Kelly Posewitz, Executive Director
Hello fellow science lovers! We are so excited to launch ExplorationWorks' first blog. It's going to be a fun way for us to share stories about the work we do everyday to inspire kids and adults of all ages.
It only takes one memorable experience to have a lasting impact on a child's life. For me, it was Mrs. Gatski and my seventh grade summer science camp. As a young kid I always liked science and was fascinated with animals and their habitats. One of my earliest memories was when I was 3 years old and I tried to feed an injured baby bird a long, stringy piece of shredded coconut as a substitute for a worm (my family still calls me Kelly Coconut). So when my beloved 7th grade science teacher launched a summer science camp all about owls I just had to go! Our first assignment was to dissect an owl pellet and try to reassemble the many bones inside into the skeleton of a mouse. My mind was BLOWN! It was at that moment that my enjoyment for science turned into a LOVE. Mrs. Gatski was a truly gifted teacher and continued to feed my love for science for many years to come. She encouraged me to ask questions, be curious, and never stop learning. I will forever be grateful for her. While I didn't go on to pursue a degree in science, I still love science and will never stop asking questions, being curious, and learning new things everyday.
Fast forward to today, I am proud to be the mother of two young daughters and hope that they have the same inspiring experiences in their lives. It is a big part of what drives me at ExWorks everyday. All kids needs to be surrounded by enriching educational opportunities and awesome teachers. ExWorks has that in spades! Our staff is so dedicated and passionate about connecting with kids. I am so very proud to be a part of ExplorationWorks and look forward to the future. Thank you for following us and being a champion for kids and education!