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The Magic of Science at the Cooperage

Saturday, January 25 | 3:00pm, doors open at 2:30pm at the Cooperage
On Saturday, January 25th, Dr. Bob Friedhoffer, professional magician and educator (a.k.a. the “Madman of Science”) will be at The Cooperage in Honesdale performing magic tricks to teach children (and adults) about science.  
“It’s a fantastic idea’” says Katharine Brown, board member of The Cooperage Project’  “and, as Professor Friedhoffer has been demonstrating for many years, a very effective teaching tool.”
The concept is simple. The study of science is considered by many kids to be …well… not overly exciting. Magic, on the other hand, is very enticing. Everyone enjoys a good magic trick and is then curious about how it was done.
So, Friedhoffer does what every magician refuses to do, he tells them! He explains how to construct and perform his science-based magic tricks with materials found around the house. As kids learn magic, they learn the scientific principles behind the magic. They learn that science is useful, fun, exciting and well worth studying.  And this, folks, is Friedhoffer’s real magic trick!
He travels widely with The Scientific Magic Show and instills in audience members – young and old – an enthusiasm for science through the wonder of magic. In so doing he is nurturing scientific minds.
Friedhoffer has written numerous books about magic from which the tricks he will perform have been selected. Many of his books are on the shelves of our local libraries. He is a highly esteemed and sought-after performer/clinician.
“We are very excited to have him with us”, says Pennell Whitney, board member of The Cooperage Project.  “Please bring your kids for what promises to be one incredibly fun learning opportunity!”
Time permitting, there will be a question and answer session at the end of the performance during which kids will have the chance to meet and speak with Bob Friedhoffer. And he’ll have a chance to continue to work his magic. Who knows? Saturday, January 25th, 2014 may be the day your child decides to become a scientist.
The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning and good times. For more information visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570.253.2020.  


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