Sneaking in some summertime science
The children who attend North Catasauqua’s Crafts and Laughs summer program are getting some education along with their fun, thanks to a young program aide.
Liam Browne is a North Catasauqua resident and a recent graduate of Muhlenberg College. This is his fifth summer working at the summer program, the second year as a co-teacher. He is the son of Chris and Kellie Browne.
A chemistry major, Liam Browne has a strong background in science, which he is putting to good use this summer.
Program director Cherie Gebhardt told The Press recently she wants to give Browne some practical experience with creating lesson plans while helping at the craft program.
On July 19, he taught the children about keeping waterways clean, demonstrating the effects of pollution in a wading pool, set up at the park for the class. He poured in toothpaste, soaps and detergents and threw in plastic items and bottles and discussed the negative effects these things have on bodies of water.