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Really interesting comments about your experiences with science programming. It does seem that if a person finds some connection between the topic and his/her life, the “science” aspect is not such a challenge.
One of the reasons, I’ve been so excited to be part of this project is that the programs are targeting an adult audience. As Debbie noted, there’s assumption that science is a topic for K-12 grades and after that it’s not part of everyday life. It’s been fascinating to learn how your program participants respond to the Pushing the Limits topics and see the connections to their lives.