Help Launch 1000 Mentos Fountains 30 Feet in the Air!

Award winning informal science educator Jason Lindsey and KFVS are actively involved in bringing more science to the Heartland.  Jason has worked closely with governors in Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee along with mayors and judge executives throughout the Heartland to create a day just for science.  October 3rd has been proclaimed "Science Day" not only in Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee but also in these cities and counties.  
Missouri Illinois Kentucky
Cape Girardeau
Marble Hill
Saint Louis
Kansas City
West Frankfort

Marshall County
Hickman County
Livingston County
Bowling Green

Jason Lindsey is an award winning informal science educator. Here's a peek at a few awards Jason's earned in 2007.
Missouri State Teachers Association
Best General Coverage - "Science Day 2006"
Best Feature - "Heartland Science Lab"
Illinois Broadcasters Association
Best Community Service Activity - "Science Day 2006"

Science Day 2007
Science Day 2007 is quickly approaching and KFVS needs your help to make this event a big success.  Would your school or organization like to help with Science Day 2007?  If so, send meteorologist and science reporter Jason Lindsey an e-mail at with what you can do to make this event a big success. 

All the science fun will take place in Cape Girardeau at Arena Park from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. on October 3rd.  Steve Spangler Science, Science Teachers of Missouri, The American Association for the Advancement of Science, Barnes & Noble, and Montgomery Bank will offer kids a FREE science gift while supplies last.  CraftMasters KidSmart will honor an outstanding science teacher with a gift basket oozing with science gadgets.    

From 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. kids young and old will discover how much science the Heartland has to offer by visiting various booths.  Here's who will have a booth at Science Day 2007...
Bootheel Youth Museum
Challenger Learning Center
Science Center of Southern Illinois
Discovery Playhouse
Bollinger County Museum of Natural History
Southeast Missouri Hospital
Saint Francis Medical Center
CraftMasters KidSmart
Paducah National Weather Service
Cape Girardeau Conservation Campus Nature Center

From 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. folks from across the Heartland will join me as we attempt to set a record for the most mentos fountains launched at once.  The Guinness World Records has informed me that the record for most mentos fountains launched at once is 504 set by Mentos (USA) at Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA on 24 May 2007.

Science Day 2007 Teacher Award
Craftmasters' KidSMART and KFVS are teaming up to honor three Heartland science teachers on
Science Day.  We encourage you to nominate your favorite science teacher for this recognition.  All forms must be received at Craftmasters' KidSMART on or before September 20, 2007.

Click HERE for the Science Day 2007 Teacher Award Nomination form. 

Steve Spangler Brings his Hands-On Science Boot Camp to Cape Girardeau
Mark your calendars for Friday, October 5, 2007 at the Plaza Conference Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for a day packed with cool science demos and hands-on science lessons with author and science education specialist Steve Spangler.
Join Steve Spangler for an intensive one-day training that is guaranteed to change the way you teach science... forever! This fast-moving seminar is for Pre-K and elementary teachers who need creative science integration strategies... who are tired of trying to "squeeze" science into their already packed teaching schedule... and who want to make science even more fun and meaningful in their classroom. As Steve says, "Stop squeezing and start integrating!"

Click HERE to reserve your spot and to learn more about Steve's hands-on science boot camp for teachers.