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Some adults in our community in Santa Margarita, CA have responded to the promotion of this program with relevance and experience issues like “I don’t do science” or “I never did well in science”. It seems to have helped to talk to them about how each program focuses on science in our everyday life and how it affects our community. Choosing a science partner that is part of a trusted organization (e.g. volunteer fire department-Survival, astronomy club-Knowledge) and a book that they are interested in reading also help to encourage our patrons…also refreshments and door prizes!