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Science Around the House with The Dirtmeister

August 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We’re so thrilled that The Dirtmeister has generously offered to do a fundraising performance & book signing here at The WKC!
As the name suggests, this show takes a wild and wacky look at some of the science that takes place in and around the home. Using some “Dirt Cheap” materials such as coffee cans, soda bottles, mixing bowls, and even a toilet plunger, The Dirtmeister leads the audience on an exploration of the science behind gravity, air pressure, and sound. All experiments are 100% safe and participants are encouraged to try them at home!
Books will be available for purchase & signing after the show.
More about Steve’s books here.
Attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to enjoy before the show. There is a tent for picnics, in case of rain. The event is indoors.

This event is a fundraiser for The WKC. Admission is by donation at the door. (Suggested donation: $5–$10+ per person)

Stephen M. Tomecek (a.k.a. “The Dirtmeister®”) began his professional career as a geologist (yes, he’s a real scientist!) specializing in geomorphology and soils. The title “Dirtmeister” was hung on him over 30 years ago by his students at the New York Botanical Gardens where he taught courses in soil science for many years.

In addition to still working as a scientist, Steve also has had a number of interesting jobs as a science educator. He served as the Associate Director for the Science Museum of Long Island and as the Science Program Supervisor for the New York Hall of Science. He currently serves as the Science Advisor for Age of Learning, Inc. and as a writer for the National Geographic Society, Chelsea House Publishers, and Scholastic, Inc.

For eight years, Steve was the on-air host for the New York Kids show on WNYC radio in New York City and was the writer and star of Dr. Dad’s Ph-3, an Emmy award-winning television series produced by Louisiana Public Broadcasting, which was broadcast on PBS stations across the country. Steve’s television credits also include serving as the Science Educational Consultant for 3-2-1 Classroom Contact produced by Children’s Television Workshop and as a curriculum writer for both Newton’s Apple and Scholastic’s Magic School Bus.

Steve has written over 45 nonfiction books for both teachers and kids. His very first book, Bouncing & Bending Light, won the 1996 American Institute of Physics science writing award and he has written 6 books for the highly acclaimed Jump Into Science series published by National Geographic. Steve is an active member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and was elected to both the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society and the New York Academy of Sciences.

From The Dirtmeister’s last performance at The WKC in 2011:


August 16, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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