Friday, February 21, 2014

Intrepid Kids Week - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, I went back to Intrepid to photograph a second day of Kids Week which runs from February 15th through the 23rd.  There are always a wonderful variety of performances, activities, and interesting facts to learn for not just the kids, but parents as well.  The event is held annually when the NYC Public School system has winter break.  Today's theme was "Animal Safari" and here are some of the images from the day.  Click on any photo to enlarge.

Master Falconer Lorrie Schumacher showing the Barn Owl from Talons of Prey.  She and her daughter, Talon Skye, brought several raptors with them.

Chris Evers, Director and Founder of Animal Embassy brought several animals to the Intrepid, two of which are "Costa" and "Rica", tree frogs.

Young man delighted to hold a very fat African bull frog which can sleep for a full year.

Talon with her European Eagle Owl named Big Mama.
 Big Mama and the kids of Camp Intrepid.
 Kids were attentive as Chris Evers brought out more animals, one at a time, and taught the kids about each one.
 The daughter of an Intrepid employee visited her Mom at work and got to feed a tortoise.
 Young people getting a lesson on the life which lives in the Hudson River, from a representative of the Hudson River Park Trust.
 Lorri and the Barn Owl entertaining a group of adults and children.
 Again, the little darling of the raptors had everyone's attention.
 Actors from the Wildlife Theater of the Central Park Zoo were colorful and attention-getting.  The kids loved them.
 Talon and "Big Mama" walking off the stage toward the audience, to give them a closer look at the European Eagle Owl.

 Kids Week was well attended on Wednesday.
 The Harris Hawk, named Pichu, about to take off.  He flew around the Hangar Deck and through the arms of people on stage. 
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Intrepid Kids Week 2014 - Saturday, February 15th

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing the events at Kids Week aboard the Intrepid.  The theme for the day was "Science Meets Science Fiction." The featured guest was NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, whom my husband Eric, Curator of Aviation, had the pleasure of escorting.  Here are some photos from the day:

Intrepid Educator Tom Barry has three boys totally engrossed in his experiment on stage.

NASA Astronaut Nicole Stott, accompanied by an ASL interpreter, entertained the audience with her incredible stories of spending 91 days on the International Space Station, and then walking in space.
 Star Wars characters in front of the Avenger.

 More Star Wars characters.  They roamed around the crowd, taking photos with families and kids.

"Mad Science" was very popular!

Kids absorbed in watching how a laser beam cut through the opaque shapes.

A mechanical robot piloted by his brother drops a bottle of water into his arms.

Astronaut Stott is greeted by a family in the Space Shuttle Pavilion.
Kids Week has a different program every day through February 23.  Check out the schedule by clicking here.:    I'll be back this Wednesday the 19th to photograph "Safari Adventure" Day.

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New Jersey Bike & Walk Commission - 2014 Summit

On Saturday, February 8th, I had the pleasure of photographing the NJBWC Summit at the Edward Bloustein School of Public Policy in New Brunswick.  Here are some of the images from the event.  More will be posted to the NJBWC FaceBook page at a later date .. (Click on any photo to enlarge)

F.K. Day, Executive Vice President of SRAM and President of World Bicycle, greeting another speaker in the foyer prior to the first presentation.
 Executive Director Cyndi Steiner opening the Summit by welcoming all participants and introducing New Brunswick's Mayor, and supporter of NJBWC, Jim Cahill.
 New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill, who has held this post since 1991.  He is a strong suppor

F.K. Day presented a compelling program which featured videos of the work he and his wife are doing in Mumbai.  They are dedicated to providing bicycles to encourage education and commerce.  They designed and arrange for the manufacture of Buffalo Bicycles which are built to be easily maintained and repaired and are specially suited for riding along Africa's rough terrain.

Karen Jenkins, Board Chair of NJBWC and member of the Board of Directors of the League of American Bicyclists, addressing the audience,

One of the six break out rooms where expert speakers presented a variety of topics regarding bicycling and walking throughout New Jersey.

Lunch time gets a thumbs up!

Back to the rooms for more collaborating and learning.

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