What better combination for today’s students than a scientist/engineer who is also a children’s author? Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga is hosted Emily Calandrelli, children’s author and The Space Gal, to present two assemblies for students at schools in Campbell Union School District in January.
In support of Assistance League’s programs providing STEM and Literacy training to students, Calandrelli talked with the students about careers in engineering and science as well as her experiences on TV and working as a children’s book author. Calandrelli has written 4 children’s books about Ada Lace who is a third grade scientist and inventor extraordinaire. Assistance League donated 30 copies of each of Calandrelli’s four books to Rosemary and Blackford Schools.
In the past 15 years Assistance League has returned $1 million to our community utilizing 250,000 volunteer hours to serve 110,000 clients. Most of the clients are elementary age children who live at or below the poverty line with some homeless In addition to reading to students monthly and providing hands-on experiences in STEM, volunteers tutor kindergarteners and first graders, provide warm coats and gift cards for new shoes and teach students how to plant and grow a garden.
Calandrelli is Executive Producer and Emmy nominated host of FOX’s Xploration Outer Space and chief correspondent on Netflix’s show, Bill Nye Saves the World.