Through personal experiences as the school coordinator and parent of participating children, I would highly recommend and fully endorse Crystal Clear Science as a high quality science outreach provider. Crystal Clear Science was highly recommended to me by a local parent whose children had participated in a Crystal Clear Science Program. As the PTA coordinator for the after school science classes for children Kindergarten through Fourth grade, I interviewed and ultimately hired Crystal Clear Science to provide a hands on science after school program for us beginning in the Fall of 2002.
As the PTA Coordinator, I had the opportunity to work directly with the leader of Crystal Clear Science, Michelle White. Michelle was very easy to work with – she was professional, flexible, committed, and responsible. Everything she did in preparing, promoting, and delivering the hands on program for Loveland Public Schools was high quality.
Plus, not only was I the Coordinator for the program, but I also had two of my own children participate in the program. On days of the science class, my kids could hardly wait to get to class. After class, they wanted to share with me, my husband, and anyone else they could find everything they learned that day. Plus, the learning didn’t end; we continue to hear them reflect back on something they learned in Crystal Clear Science long ago.
As you can tell, Michelle ensured that each science class delivered real learning and lots of hands on science to the Loveland students. Students learned many of the “big picture” concepts in science while having fun. In addition, Crystal Clear encouraged the students to continue their study of nature and science outside of the formal classroom with very hands on suggestions. She helped them learn to ask questions and develop ways to find information about them, and then to evaluate what they’ve learned.
I strongly recommend any science program or event hosted by Crystal Clear Science. Michelle White has proven over and over her dedication to teaching children about the natural world and their roles in it.
Please feel free to contact me at 513-697-8031 with additional questions or feedback on Crystal Clear Science and Michelle White.
ROBIN THROCKMORTON, M.A., SPHR