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Eclipse Glasses Fundraiser for Robert Surenjogi’s Orphanage

As part of the Great American Eclipse, the Little Shop of Physics along with ESMEI handed out 50,000 pairs of glasses in order for folks to safely view the sun. The majority of these glasses were provided free of charge to K-12 and college students, and the remainder were given away. $5,000 in donations were collected for Robert’s Orphanage in Uganda.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

The Great American Solar Eclipse was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity where a solar eclipse is visible from the entire continental United States. The Little Shop of Physics hosted several events surrounding the eclipse, which took place on the first day of the 2017-2018 school year. The main goal of all of the events was to use this unique opportunity, when much of the country was outside, looking up to the sky, to engage the public, to give people a chance to safely experience this remarkable celestial event.

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Namibia B2Gold Partnership

The Little Shop team visited Namibia in January, 2016, hosted by B2Gold Namibia. In June, 2017, the Little Shop of Physics team hosted 4 visitors from Namibia, as part of this ongoing partnership with Namibian educators.

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26th Annual Open House

Over 8,500 people came out for the Little Shop of Physics 26th Annual Open House

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Todos Santos Road Trip

The Little Shop of Physics took the show on the road to Todos Santos in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

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Oklahoma Road Trip

In October the Little Shop of Physics tried something new: we loaded 62 experiments into suitcases and flew to Oklahoma for an awesome 2 day program with the Oakdale Public Schools!

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In the Physics Teaching Labs @ CSU

Every year at the end of the tour we come back to Colorado State University and set up in the physics teaching labs for two weeks. Both CSU students and visiting groups of K-12 children get to experience LSOP here on campus.

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25 Years, Half a Million Kids!

Little Shop of Physics has grown to a well respected and well traveled program that today reached a very significant milestone—we have now presented hands-on science programs to 500,000 students.

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USA Science and Engineering Festival

The Little Shop of Physics saw over 15,000 people at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC.

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Zuni and Acoma Road Trip

Over CSU’s spring break, the Little Shop of Physics and Native American Cultural Center got our science on with over 1,110 students on the Zuni and Acoma Pueblos.

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