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Bring Science Home

By Matt Guy, September 2, 2020

Professor Adaptation, Molly Molecule, Doctor E. Nigma, Lava Larry

I wish I could say these were my Chemistry teachers when I was getting my minor in College. Who are they, actually?

These excellently named scientists are all staff educators at Mad Science, a science enrichment program for kids. The program was founded in 1985 by two brothers with a hobby of conducting spectacular science experiments at home. Kids in their neighborhood started to take notice of the “fun science” happening down the street and then the brothers’ passion for science grew into a thriving business with locations across the country.

Odds are those of you with kids have spent more time than you could have ever anticipated watching slime tutorials on YouTube. I have two young kids. I’ve helped them make slime (it was actually pretty fun). The best thing about the slime trend? Now I know they love science experiments! I just need to diversify the types of home science we know how to do – that’s where Mad Science comes in.

Mad Science offers a whole range of at-home activities to keep kids engaged with fun hands-on science learning. First there’s the free content like coloring sheets and a whole range of amazing at-home experiments. Then there’s guided virtual programing where kids are provided materials and taught by one of the well-named scientists. The team at Portland Mad Science has also restructured their in-person offerings for COVID safety and offer an in-person School Support camp to assist students in completing distance learning tasks.

Making science fun keeps kids motivated with distance learning, gets them excited about a subject that can seem intimidating, and gives them something to do when bored at home.

Portland’s Mad Science HQ is on North Ainsworth just off of Interstate. Check them out.

Matt Guy

Principal Broker

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Love of Portland:

I work throughout the Portland Metro Area, and have lived on both the East and West sides of Portland. I am very excited to live in a city with so many beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I also love Oregon and am proud to be a life long Oregonian. I have moved back to neighborhood that my Father spent his childhood and am proud to share in the history where I live. I live 8 blocks from the church where my Aunt and Uncle were married in 1956. I also love the many activities and restaurants around Portland and the nearby outdoors that it has to offer. Whether shopping at New Seasons or a farmers market, enjoying the many great parks, Portland has a great progressive and environmental spirit that helps to make it such a wonderful place to live.

More to me than real estate:

I am a former competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and over the past few years have competed in marathons, triathlons, and other running events like the Hood to Coast. I have raised over $3000 for the Windermere Foundation through pledges from my family, friends and clients while running two Eugene Marathons. Also in 2011, I ran the New York City Marathon. In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, playing soccer, Ultimate, and basketball. Basically, I like being active.  I guess I need to, to keep up with my two amazing children, Elliott & Nao.

Qualifications:

  • Real Estate Broker since 2004.
  • Managing Principal Broker - Living Room Realty - 2018 to 2019
  • Branch Manager of the Windermere West Linn office from 2011 to 2013.
  • Assistant Manager of the Windermere Lloyd Tower office from 2008 to 2011
  • Leadership coaching and training through Windermere.
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Green Certified Broker.
  • I have a background in construction, customer service and management, and bring this knowledge to my real estate career.
  • I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English and minor in Chemistry.
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  • matt@livingroomre.com

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