Back in December while we were planning summer reading, the idea of having a "Weird Science" program outdoors sounded like a great idea. After all, we were going to be doing the Diet Coke/Mentos experiment so we would be going outside anyway. The Children's Librarians needed the room for computer camp and I was happy to help them out by moving my program outside. No big deal.
So today we had it outside. OUTSIDE!! In 96 degree in the shade weather! There are not enough exclamation points in the world to tell you how hot I felt. The kids didn't seem to notice it.
We were under cover for most of the program but for the Diet Coke/Mentos thing, we had to venture out on the lawn. It took about 30 minutes and guess who didn't wear sunscreen? Yes, the ultra-white YA Coordinator (that would be me). Damn my British/Irish/Scottish/Welsh roots. I am now a bit pinker than white and kind of itchy.
On the positive side, the kids LOVED the program. We did Sharpie tie-dye, fun with Pop Rocks, and as the finale, the Diet Coke/Mentos explosions. Hillary used my camera to tape the proceedings so we should have it on YouTube (and I'll post it here) soon.
Now, I must crawl off to bed.