TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique: “Physics of Feathered Flight: A Look at What Lifts Live Birds of Prey”

Saturday, January 19, 9:30-11:00am

Milton J Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, Syracuse NY


Join us as Frank Moses, Center Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center, looks at the wonders of how birds are able to take to the skies and how they have inspired engineers throughout the years to mimic their magnificence. The presentation will include hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to “WOW!” the mind. The program will conclude with a special guest visit from Cynthia Page of the Page Wildlife Center. Cindy will introduce various “Live Birds of Prey!” and highlight their power of flight.

People interested in learning more about the physics of flight are invited to attend the free Junior Cafe presentation on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse’s Armory Square. Walk-ins are welcome, but we ask that people RSVP by emailing jrcafe@tacny.org by Jan. 16, 2013.

Frank H. Moses has been Director of the Montezuma Audubon Center since October 2006. Frank is a graduate of Paul Smiths College, and former Development and Outreach staff member and graduate of SUNY ESF. He was also a Program Coordinator for an outdoor education company, Nature’s Classroom, and Director of an Environmental Education Camp for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Frank currently sits on the Executive Committee for the SUNY ESF Alumni Association, is a co-founder of the Onondaga Lake Conservation Corps, and a graduate of FOCUS Greater Syracuse’s Citizen’s Academy. Frank is a recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Operation Green Eyes” award, as well as the 2010 Audubon Cares about Excellence “ACE” award for individual achievement.

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique

TACNY Junior Cafe Scientifique, a program for middle-school students founded in 2005, features discussions about topics in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in an informal atmosphere and seeks to encourage students to consider careers in these areas. Students must be accompanied by an adult and can explore the MOST at no cost after the event.

Technology Alliance of Central New York

Founded in 1903 as the Technology Club of Syracuse, the nonprofit Technology Alliance of Central New York’s mission is to facilitate community awareness, appreciation, and education of technology; and to collaborate with like-minded organizations across Central New York.

For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.

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