This summer I had the pleasure of speaking and spending some time at Camp Inquiry, where kids spend a week learning about science and skeptical inquiry. If you have kids, you should definitely look into it for next year.
In addition to my talks, James Randi, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ben Radford, and Ron Lindsay also visited with the (incredible, thoughtful, intelligent) kids. Ron, who was a lawyer before becoming the head of CFI, even performed a mock trial of Socrates, with Socrates played by a girl who did a great job. At the end of it, the kids all voted on whether or not Socrates was guilty . . . happily, s(he) was set free, though there was hemlock on hand just in case the vote went the other way.
Apparently there will be some more videos coming, and I’m really looking forward to one in particular: one of the campers created a faux UFO, which we filmed in an attempt to make our own viral UFO sighting video. It looked pretty convincing, I think. I mean, well, you can do a lot of interesting stuff in post-production. I’m sure it’ll be a big hit.