Science nerds and librarians were thrilled with a geeky and fun end to ALA Midwinter 2018 with Bill Nye (the science guy) and Greg Mone.
Nye and Mone have a new middle-grade series out- Jack and the Geniuses, where kids go on scientific adventures around the world. The duo talked about their new series and interviewed one another.
Here is some fun information I learned from the closing keynote:
- Bill Nye’s mom was a World War II Code Breaker! (Totally where he got his smarts)
- One of Jupiter’s moons- Europa is a fascinating area where there may (or may not) have been life. Side note (If Bill Nye could fund any expedition anywhere, it would be to Europa).
- One of Greg Mone’s and Bill Nye’s first interactions was surfing, where Bill kept talking about the science of waves etc. etc.
- People can eat three burritos for lunch on Antartica and then still be hungry because it’s so cold they keep burning fat! (And then I just wanted a burrito very badly).
And my ending quote from Bill Nye and Greg Mone at ALA Midwinter is:
-You need to find money for space and libraries!
I’ll leave you with that.