Bringing science center stage
From Chicago Tribune, Nov. 21, 2011
Theater manager at hands-on museum in Aurora get others in on the act
Many a personality has blazed the "science-is-fun" trail before Melanie Lamoureux: Bill Nye the Science Guy and Ms. Frizzle from "The Magic School Bus" come to mind.
Lamoureux plies the science-as-theater trade at the SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora, taking cues from her predecessors.
"A large portion of my research was rewatching some of those ('Magic School Bus') videos and rereading the books," Lamoureux said, explaining her role as front stage manager and theater director at the museum, a job she started in late August.