Posts Tagged ‘sciencemadefun’



The Hidden Life of Mushrooms

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Mushroom Day April 14th! In a soup, they’re a pleasure.  On pizza, a game-changer.  Grilled on a bun, they are a vegetarian’s best friend.  Mushrooms are one of mother earth’s tastiest foods, but did you know they could also… SAVE THE WORLD?  Researchers like Paul Stamets are teaching […]

Long Live the Peach

Join High Touch High Tech in celebrating Peach Blossom Day March 3, 2021 Imagine a hot summer’s day, sitting in the shade at a picnic with your favorite people.  You open your picnic basket to find a gloriously ripe, perfect-in-every-way peach.  You take a bite and savor that unique combination of texture, flavor, and juiciness […]

Podcast: Mission to Mars

High Touch High Tech’s February Podcast, Mission to Mars, is live! Join Dinosaur Dan, Narwhal Nina, and special guest Earthquake Ethan as they talk about space exploration, the Mars rover, and the future of humankind! Recorded live from Dinosaur Dan’s very own Tesla!

Poinsettia Day

Join High Touch High Tech in CelebratingPoinsettia DayDecember 12, 2020 It’s Poinsettia Day – Yay! What is this day all about? It all started with a scientist! John Roberts Poinsett was a botanist, a scientist who specializes is plants and trees. He was also a physician, and the 1st United States Ambassador to Mexico. Poinsett […]

Chocolate…it’s a treat, it’s a bean, it’s a PLANT?

Chocolate is not just a sweet glorious ray of edible sunshine, Chocolate IS A PLANT!  It’s been a 3,000 year journey from the biological roots of chocolate, to today’s wild chocolate innovations…. When Montezuma met the Spanish conquistadores in 1519, he intended to overwhelm them with a lavish display of royal hospitality.  To impress, the […]

Indigenous People Day: Irrigation Methods of Tenochtitlan

Even today, 2,000 years after the heyday of the Roman civilization, tourists flock to Italy to see the iconic Roman Coliseum, the dignified Roman Forum, and the beautiful ruins of the city of Pompeii.  Although the average ancient Roman citizen enjoyed these treasures as well, the true pride of the city of Rome was its […]

An Interview with Our Founder and CEO: Dinosaur Dan Shaw

  An Interview with Our Founder and CEO: Dinosaur Dan Shaw   We spoke with Dan Shaw to get the scoop on High Touch High Tech’s 25th anniversary.  Dan Shaw lead the industry in STEM education enrichment programming. Dan Shaw has been CEO at High Touch High Tech since the company’s foundation in 1992 and […]

From the Field

“From the Field” Summer Science Hemlock Hayden, High Touch High Tech of WNC As a new Scientist to High Touch High Tech, having the opportunity of engaging and inspiring young minds to think about and get excited about science has been a very new, yet extremely rewarding experience. Not just doing fun experiments themselves but […]

The History Of Sewing Machines

  Sewing Machines   You can trace the origins of sewing all the way back to Central Asia to approximately the year 45,000 BCE. Before sewing, people used strips of furs or animal skins to tie their clothes together, but harsh weather in colder regions caused a search for a better way to keep clothing […]

17-Foot-Long Python Found in the Florida Everglades!

  That’s what a 17-foot-long snake looks like. The Florida Everglades are practically overrun with Burmese pythons.  The snake, native to Southeast Asia, isn’t supposed to be in Florida, but thanks to consumers releasing exotic reptiles into the wild, Florida is the world capital for invasive reptiles.  The python has been a Florida resident for 30 […]