Vienna Nursing and Rehab Center celebrates Backpack to School with science, sundaes

By Christina Cornejo/News-Sentinel Staff Writer

There were explosions, color changing liquids and plumes of fire at the Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Sunday.

“Don’t do this at home, do this at your friend’s home,” joked Jen Young, educational program coordinator for the World of Wonders Science Museum before lighting a pile of soapy suds in his assistant’s hand on fire. “No, don’t do this at anyone’s home.”

Senior residents, staff and children of staff were gathered for the 2nd annual Backpack to School event with a special performance by the WOW Museum followed by ice cream sundaes.

WOW Museum Assistan Luis Anaya creates a bubble of carbon dioxide to drop into Judy Martinez's hands at Vienna Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Jen Young, WOW Museum education coordinator gets children volunteers from the audience to stand at attention before the next experiment.

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