‘Maybe I should be watching the road, but this BIO..is..so..addictive..’
Do you ever think about volunteering? I don’t. The pay’s for shit. So I suppose we can all be happy that not everyone aspires to my whims and convictions. But if you are looking for a way to get over good with college admissions, your parole officer or God, why not teach some science while you’re at it.
The BioBus is a not-for-profit educational lab on wheels that brings science to the public. They pitch themselves such:
The BioBus is a high-tech science lab on wheels! With the research-grade equipment aboard the bus, students explore the world around them and make their own discoveries with the guidance of professional scientists.
Let’s be honest, I’m sure students are coaxed towards the discovery the ‘professional’ scientist is working to get across, but no doubt it’s a great idea and a program that deserves to be expanded. Please check it out and try to get involved, unless you’re not a scientific professional, or don’t care for volunteering. What’s more, the BioBus is rolling into the NYC area for two different events in May: The first for Earth Day in the Rockaways, the second for the Super Saturday STEM Expo at the Harlem Armory.
And now that I’ve pitched the BioBus, permit me a few lines to express my grievances with said Bus. Checking a map of BioBus activity shows a trend you might associate with layabouts and safe-players. The vast majority of their goodwill is concentrated in New England…
The BioBus crew may need a lesson in why buses were invented. Is Bret Michaels available?
Generally well-educated and wealthy New Englanders are the last people that need resume fluff or extra help getting excited about school – those attributes are worn well into their backs by their parents. No! (*stomps foot. clenches fists*) Gas that bitch up and get south. I’m sure there’s a clutch of children in Mississippi that believe thunder is the sound of God throwing an 11 pin strike (that’s how he rolls) and that the difference between a genetically modified and regular tomato is the introduction of DNA.
So, please, if you’re from the south, or hell, if you’re from anywhere in need of real education, contact the BioBus and request a visit. And if you’re from New England, stop being so damn selfish and lie – request a visit to somewhere worthwhile. Let’s spread the wealth a bit. All of this, of course, is not to say the BioBus doesn’t have good reason to stay out of Florida for reasons discussed previously.