6th Annual Science Spectacular Fundraiser for Shelby Bottoms Nature Center
If you’ve got a future scientist in the making, look no further for the perfect family-friendly science event. East Nashville’s Mr. Bond’s Science Guys are presenting their 6th annual “Science Spectacular” to benefit Shelby Bottoms Nature Center. (Check out the feature story we did on Shelby Park’s 100th anniversary.)
Mr. Bond’s Science Guys classify themselves as a team of “edutainers” — teachers and entertainers who perform interactive science programs.
Carol Buttenham, managing and marketing director for the Science Guys, says, “Mr. Bond’s Science Guys owner and the majority of team members either reside or have resided in East Nashville, and have always felt it important to support their community. When we were just one science guy, Mr. Bond (Keith Trehy) used to do science demos in local coffee shops spontaneously, when parents and kids happened to come in while he was there, usually working on a crossword puzzle.”
Since 2014 they’ve held free science shows to raise funds for nonprofits in the neighborhood. The Shelby Bottoms shows are The Science Guy’s opportunity to give back to the East Nashville community (their home base) by raising money for Shelby Bottoms Nature Center.
“Continuing to let the growing East Nashville community experience hands-on science, while giving attendees an opportunity to support and discover a local non-profit like Shelby Bottoms, helps us spread our mission to make science fun, cool, and easy for kids of all ages,” says Buttenham.
Children and their families will have four opportunities to watch or volunteer in the science demonstration every 2nd Saturday of the month at 10 a.m., January through April. Attendees must register for the event prior to attending and will be encouraged (but not required) to donate to Shelby Bottoms the day of the event.
10 a.m., Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, and April 13, 2019
Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at 1900 Davidson St., Nashville, TN 37206
(Donations to Shelby Bottoms Nature Center may be offered at each event.)