GO! On The Hot Springs
Around this time of year we are usually pining for cool, crisp fall days and
sweater weather. However, with our unusually mild summer, August in Arkansas doesn’t seem so bad! This time of year also brings up certain memories of shopping for pencils and notebooks, brushing off textbooks and first-day jitters. School is almost back in session, and we are devoting this issue to the power of education.
We’re featuring Mid America Science Museum’s “Science Matters” program, where museum educators will bring the fun of the museum to fourth-graders in five counties. Hands-on experiments and projects will no doubt get these students excited about science.
We’re also spotlighting a special organization that educates those of all ages. First Step serves those with developmental disabilities, and the difference the program makes in peoples’ lives is truly inspiring.
Another educational program that Hot Springs residents can be proud of is the Sister City program, which is now in its 21st year of partnering in learning and sharing culture with Hanamaki, Japan. The program shows no sign of slowing down, and students wishing to be a part of the delegation that travels to Japan must submit applications by Oct. 1.
In the spirit of the issue, I’ll end with this quote from Henry Ford: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”