Faces at the Fair: Will Hatch, director of the Kidz Science Safari

    Will Hatch travels around the country with his inflatable castle and 15 interactive exhibits, teaching kids at fairs, festivals and schools about science.

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 3:15 p.m.

    There’s a big, blue 30 by 30 foot inflatable castle at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, which houses a 15 interactive science exhibits for kids. There’s the 'bubble tower', where children can surround themselves in a giant bubble and an archaeological exhibit where tiny hands can use small brushes to excavate fossils.

    Will Hatch is the director of the Kidz Science Safari, which is a part of the University of Texas at Tyler’s Ingenuity Center. Hatch drives around the country with the castle and exhibitions in the back of his truck, visiting fairs, festivals and schools to teach kids about scientific concepts such as Bernoulli’s principle. He said he’s been to 100 schools in the last year and a half, bringing his interactive exhibits to at least 47,000 children.

    “I want them to go on into middle school and then into high school thoroughly excited and motivated about just the possibilities with science,” Hatch said. “Not just the learning but choosing it as a career as well."

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