Lawrence Hall of Science wants to share your COVID-era creations

Image courtesy of Lawrence Hall of Science / @lawrencehallsci on Twitter

The pandemic has, for many, proven the truth of that old adage, “necessity is the mother of invention,” and now the Lawrence Hall of Science plans to celebrate the creativity that emerged in the midst of the loss, isolation, and upheaval the novel coronavirus ushered in last year.

The organizers of a new exhibition are looking for stories and objects that illustrate “how communities were creative problem solvers during the pandemic” to demonstrate how science is woven into everyday life.

Contributions from young people are particularly encouraged, according to organizers.

“We are looking for objects and stories from community members of all ages, especially our youth. Submissions can include: 2-D and 3-D creations, artifacts, stories, letters, journal entries, artwork, photos, videos, and more,” the museum’s website explains.

Artifacts could be anything from homemade masks or touchless door openers to creations that solved a problem unique to you or your family.

“An artifact is basically anything that was made by humans. So, maybe you created something during the pandemic to help solve a problem. Or maybe you started a new skill or hobby. In the process you probably made an artifact or two. This new exhibit is a chance to share your some of story,” said museum educator Ime Edokpayi in a YouTube video about the project.

Piedmonters Kathy Lee and Davey Hathorn and daughter Eleanor Hathorn designed a contactless candy distribution pulley In October 2020 to distribute treats to trick-or-treaters.

Anyone with an item to contribute should complete the museum’s Google Form and pick a drop-off day and time. The call for submissions is open through Aug. 14.

More information is available HERE and on YouTube:

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