HTHT Welcomes Our Newest Franchise in Maine!

High Touch High Tech – Science Made Fun is pleased to announce our newest Franchise location!

Please welcome to the HTHT Family, High Touch High Tech Maine!

Genia traveled to Asheville, NC during the week of December 9th–December 14th, 2017 to complete her franchise training.

Give Genia Sklute a warm welcome to the HTHT – Science Made Fun family!


Company Summer Picnic June 2017

Recently, Science Made Fun of the San Francisco Bay Area, FROSCH Global Conferences and Events of Burlingame, CA came together to provide exciting, hands-on science activities at the Summer picnic for employees and families of a local company.

Science Made Fun SFBA shared a tent, named Cheers to Science, with Ron the Python man.  The tent was decorated with balloons depicted as atoms connected with bonds. There was also a stage at the back of the tent for both Ron and Shalini Wadwani of High Touch High Tech SFBA to do volcano eruption shows on. Sea Shalini was scheduled to do three volcano eruption shows over the course of the entire event. Three other experiments were set up for kids to participate with including paper chromatography, faux snow and gooey worms. There were approximately 1000+ children who came through the tent that day!

It was a fun and busy afternoon, which drew many oooh’s and aaah’s from parents and kids alike. The kids had fun making their paper chromatograms and learning about colors from scientists Snowflake Swati, Laser Lea and Kinetic Kunal. Kids also made mounds of snow with scientists Sunshine Saranga, Bionic Brianna and Solar Sowmya. The gooey worms fascinated children, as they squeezed ‘Algy’ out of the bottles into Calcium and made ‘Calgy’! Calgy had a hard shell on the outside and was gooey on the inside!! Krypton Karan, Dynamite Darcy and Galaxy Gita did a fine job of explaining the science of polymers to the children, as they had fun with the worms.

The shows were performed every hour by Sea Shalini. She used the stage and erupted several volcanoes as the kids counted down to blast off!

Team HTHT SFBA with Banana- the albino Burmese python

The tent and the stage…don’t miss the balloons!

The balloons!

Volcano eruption!

Asheville Camp is “Out of this World”!

Kids at the High Touch High Tech summer science camp at Emmanuel Lutheran School did hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math last week (STEM)!

These students participated in a week long science camp during the week of July 18, 2016 to July 22, 2016. They did programs that went over science topics including solar light, experimenting with polymers, some ‘Kitchen Chemistry’, launched rockets with ‘Flight Command’, and learned about Earth phenomena in our ‘Funomena’ program!

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Campers in Connecticut Discover Science!

Check out the article below about our summer science camp programming at our Connecticut location:

Campers under the direction of High Touch High Tech’s Chris Stetson spent the week of June 27 to July 1 learning about science topics and completing activities and experiments of their own.

The Science Discoveries camp was offered through Newtown Parks and Recreation. High Touch High Tech of Weston provides science-related preschool programs, after school programs, summer camp programs, mini camps, and birthday parties, according to its website.

“I like science camp a lot,” said Alexa Manfredonia, and a number of campers playing with her outside during a recess break on Wednesday, June 29, agreed.

“It’s pretty fun, because we get to try new things and stuff,” said Jules Battaglia.

Mr Stetson said the camp covered general science topics. Each day of the week had a different theme to study and conduct activities around. According to Mr Stetson, Monday was a chemistry day; the campers studied dinosaurs on Tuesday; Wednesday was light and sound day; Thursday was flight and space day; and Friday was a planned day to finish the volcanoes the campers were working on throughout the week.

“I really love it,” said Christopher Rice. “We are even making out own mini-volcanoes that we are going to explode at the end of this week.”

After Mr Stetson led the campers back inside Hawley Elementary School, where the camp was held, he explained what they could expect for the rest of the day.

“We are talking about light and sound today,” Mr Stetson said. “Both are forms of energy.”

Mr Stetson demonstrated how a piece of paper with the image of a cowboy on one side and the image of a horse on the other appears to have the cowboy riding the horse when flipped fast, by attaching strings and twirling the paper.

“We only see what light goes into our eye,” said Mr Stetson.

After Mr Stetson handed out diffraction glasses, which he explained splits light up, Andrew Sposato quickly put his pair on.

“Rainbows,” Andrew said, describing what he saw through the glasses, “rainbows, really, next to the light.”

More information about Newtown Parks & Recreation’s summer camps offerings is available at or call 203-270-4340, and more information about High Touch High Tech is available or 828-684-3192.



Cosmic Connie Visits HTHT Corporate Office!

In April, former High Touch High Tech scientist, legendary Cosmic Connie dropped by the Corporate Office in Asheville, NC. She is standing in front of the periodic table of yo yo’s that she gave us as a gift. Cosmic Connie is a world class yo yo expert!
Thank for visiting us Cosmic Connie!!

Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas – Youth Staff Training on

Daniel Shaw, CEO of High Touch High Tech, with the Youth Staff on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

Recently, Daniel Shaw, CEO of High Touch High Tech was aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas to do some hands-on training with the Adventure Ocean® Youth Staff.

With Royal Caribbean’s Adventure Ocean® youth programs, not only will your children’s time on board be fun, it will be educational too! Aquanauts (ages 3-5 years) will have fun conducting cool experiments and becoming Certified Jr. Adventure Scientists. The Explorers program (ages 6-8 years) is packed with exciting activities from themed parties to making gummy candies. The Voyagers (ages 9-11 years) will explore a range of activities that puts the “cool” back into learning.

For more information regarding the science programs aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas, please visit:


Update: Turkey Promotes Science to 40,000 Students

Recently the Master Franchise of High Touch High Tech in Turkey, Eglenceli Bilim, began working on a project with major non-governmental organization, TEGV, focusing on science education for children in Turkey. The project will last 3-5 years to promote math and science skills of 40,000 children in Turkey. It’s been a few months since Eglenceli Bilim and TEGV started their project together and we just wanted to give you an update on how well things are going!

Here is a video showing students in Turkey receiving our hands-on, educational, science programs! 

Programming is going to start this month in the cities of Istanbul, Izmir, Adana, and Giresun. During the month of March around 300 school aged children will have started participating in High Touch High Tech’s hands-on science programming. A projected amount of 2500 children will have joined the programs by the end of the year!
Recently, the High Touch High Tech location in Turkey provided teacher training to those who will be helping with this project. Here are some photos from that training event.


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Today we are celebrating the first ever International Day of Women and Girls in Science! This day has been created by the United Nations to empower women and young girls in order to push past the perceived masculine history of STEM, and go forth into amazing scientific fields. 

According to a UN study conducted across 14 countries, the probability for female students of graduating with a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree in science-related fields are 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while the percentages of male students are 37%, 18% and 6%. Now is the time to change those numbers!

Here at High Touch High Tech we pride ourselves with putting FUN, hands-on, science right into the hands of children across the globe!

We recently heard from Samantha Greenseid, a student that grew up having High Touch High Tech programs visit her classrooms while she was going to school.  Here is Samantha’s story: 

“Ever since I can remember I have been intrigued by science. That being said, High Touch High Tech was introduced in my life when I was about four years old. I remember being a toddler at Temple Beth Am and this eccentric “Dan the Science Man” entered the multi-purpose room. His daughter, Becca, was one of my friends so I was excited to see him. But the excitement only grew when he started teaching us about the wonders of science. Digging for fossils, making the infamous baking soda and vinegar volcanoes, and many more experiments were my first memories of science, and it all started with High Touch High Tech!

Fast forward about 19 years, I am now 23 years old and about to start my journey into medical school in Missouri in July 2015. A lot of other children were exposed to High Touch High Tech and obviously are not becoming scientists, doctors or nurses. My interest for science was probably deeply-rooted into my soul from the day I was born, but without having High Touch High Tech teach me so early on about the excitement for science, I don’t think I would’ve explored science so early in middle and high school and then went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Florida State University. The future of science and medicine is in the hand of our youth, and that’s exactly where High Touch High Tech aims their focus. Without Dan and HTHT, who know where I would be. I know where I’m headed and it’s because of High Touch High Tech. Thank you Dan the Science Man for allowing me to pursue becoming a physician and helping others from such an early age.”

Please share your Women in Science stories with us! We’d love to hear how science has influenced your lives!

Science Fun Erupts at Senior Center!

“Rocket Ryan” Paskow, left, and Dave Gollhofer watch a homemade volcano erupt at the North Meck Senior Center. / Carrie C. Causey

Owner of High Touch High Tech of Charlotte, “Rocket Ryan”, recently visited the North Mecklenburg Senior Center in Huntersville, NC to do hands-on, FUN science with some of the center’s seniors. 

“Rocket Ryan” Paskow  is used to holding the classes for younger groups, including elementary school and birthday parties. But the interactive activities are tailored to all ages and are things that can be recreated at home, plus the lessons intertwine fun, jokes and educational tips.

“Science is ageless, and there is always something to learn and discover,” Paskow said. “Information changes every day.”

Read more about Rocket Ryan’s visit to the North Mecklenburg Senior Center here:

To schedule to have Science Made Fun to come to your Senior Center visit us online here:

High Touch High Tech of Turkey Promotes Science to 40,000 Students!

Recently the Master Franchise of High Touch High Tech in Turkey, Eglenceli Bilim, was selected as the content developer of  a major project of TEGV. TEGV is a major non-governmental organization focusing on children education in Turkey. The project will last 3-5 years to promote math and science skills of 40,000 children in Turkey with the support of one of the big holdings of the country.
Who is the NGO : TEGV (
Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) was founded in January 23, 1995, with the aim of “supporting the basic education provided by the government” by a group of industrialists, managers and academics lead by Suna Kıraç, who believed by their whole hearts that education comes before everything else. The objective of Educational Volunteers is to create and implement educational programs and extracurricular activities for children aged 6-14, so that they can acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes supporting their development as rational, responsible, self-confident, peaceable, inquisitive, cognizant, creative individuals, who are against any kind of discrimination, respect diversity and are committed to the basic principles of the Turkish Republic. TEGV implements unique educational programs, with the support of its volunteers, in the Education Parks, Learning Units, Firefly Mobile Learning Units, City Representative Offices and in primary schools through the “Support for Social Activities Protocol”. TEGV uses personal and corporate donations to fund its programs.
Reach of NGO : 60,000 volunteers, 550,000 donators and 2 million children…
What is the Project ?
The project is developed to help children’s math & science skills in Turkey where PISA scores have shown that Turkey is 44th country among 65 countries in math and science and getting worse throughout the years. The project will take 3-5 years to reach 40,000 children in 37 different cities of Turkey. 3 different layers of children will be targeted (1-2 grade, 3-4 grade and 5-7 grade) with creative math & science programs to stimulate the learning process of students. The programs will be developed together with the experts and delivered through the volunteer trainers of TEGV in the targeted cities. Programs will be supported with e-learning modules as well as hands on learning modules to combine both learning models.
Role of Eglenceli Bilim:
Master Franchise of High Touch High Tech in Turkey, Eglenceli Bilim, was selected as the expert to develop science programs for the project. Eglenceli Bilim will create the content of the science programs in line with the content of public education by using its global know-how on current experimental programs. After creating the content and details of the execution, Eglenceli Bilim will train the volunteers of TEGV to further help to the deployment of programs to targeted children. The project results will also be measured through pre and post researches to understand the contribution of the programs to the skills of children.
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