MotorCities National Heritage Area previously awarded a grant to the Engineering Society of Detroit for their award winning children's science show "SciEngiMathePloration" (Sci – N-Gee-Math-eh-Ploration) which is now in its' third year of production. The show is targeted to middle school kids and, using the resources of the ESD, gives them a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the many varied careers that engineers, scientists, and technicians enjoy.
Each show has a theme or topic, and past shows have included visits to the Fermi Nuclear Plant, the Henry Ford, Detroit Water Works, Oakland County’s “The Fridge” and Red Oaks Water Park, among many others. The MotorCities grant enabled the "SciEngiMathePloration" show to feature the past, present, and future of the automobile as well as automotive safety.
The show is currently seen in 20 states and 70 television markets reaching over 6 million homes form California to New Hampshire, North Dakota to Texas, and many places in between. EDS uses the “public access” channels for distribution, which are part of the licensing obligations of cable television franchises. Therefore, the show is seen at a different time and on a different channel in every community. The best way to find EDS "SciEngiMathePloration" is to go to the website for your local cable provider and search for “Public Access” programming. The good news, is that "SciEngiMathePloration" is on almost every public access station in Michigan.
Here is a partial list of local cities:
Farmington, Farmington Hills, St. Clair, Detroit, Holland, Bloomfield, Southfield, W. Bloomfield Orchard, Marine City, Orion Neighborhood Television (Lake Orion), Auburn Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oakland Township, Pleasant Ridge, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak, Troy, Livonia, Novi, Casco, Columbus, St. Clair, East China & China, Romeo,Washington Township, Manistee, Wyoming, Kentwood, Gaines Township, Cadillac, Bruce Township, Midland, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City
Please check your local listing for broadcast dates and times. For more information about SciEngiMathePloration, call Leslie Smith at 248-353-0735, ext, 152.