Each year, Philadelphia’s schools, universities, cultural institutions, and research centers come together to put science in the spotlight. During the last week of April, scientists and engineers throughout the city offered fun, interactive programs for Philadelphians of all ages.
Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the festival builds on Philadelphia’s rich history of innovation with dozens of events at museums, universities and neighborhood libraries.
Science came to life in West Philadelphia with more than 20 interactive, hands-on activities, including a group from PPMC that lead CPR demonstrations and instruction. The program, “CPR Anytime” aims to empower at-risk families with the life-saving tool of CPR. PPMC volunteers spend the afternoon teaching local families the mechanics of CPR to promote circulation and oxygenation in the event of cardiac arrest. The earlier CPR is started the better chance their loved one has for survival.
Thank you to all the PPMC volunteers who dedicated their time and effort to helping educate our community. Please see the slideshow below for more pictures of PPMC at the Science festival.