What is a WonderKid? WonderWorks’ WonderKids program highlights student achievement in the categories of Strength through Adversity and Future Scientist. Part of WonderWorks’ educational mission is to make science fun and entertaining. WonderKids is a way to recognize students in the community, not only the students who take an interest in science but also for students who have pushed themselves beyond what they thought was possible. We invite you to nominate the student of your choice in any of the following two categories:
Strength Through Adversity – This award will go to a student who demonstrates resilience in the face of adversity. They proved, through determination, that growth and achieving their goals is possible during this demanding time.
Future Scientist – This award will go to a student who exhibits a passion for the sciences. They live each day as innovators and discoverers, hoping to change the world one day through their love of science.
The 2021 WonderKids program is open to students from ten counties in central New York: Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Oneida, Madison, Cortland, Seneca, Tompkins, Chenango and Cayuga. Nominations are due by April 30, 2021. This year’s nominees will get 4 tickets to WonderWorks and a video from Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas congratulating them on their nomination, plus a WonderKids nomination certificate. The winners will get a special one-on-one live zoom/webinar meeting with Dr. Thomas, 4 tickets to WonderWorks, and a certificate of achievement in their winning category. This online event will be in conjunction with our other WonderWorks properties and will include a total of 12 families. This astronaut one-on-one will occur Saturday, May 15, 2021, at noon EST.
Check out the former NASA Astronaut’s, Dr. Don Thomas’ bio.