Discovery World will host a launch celebration for its new "Power On" energy experience on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m.
Discovery World President Joel Brennan, WEC Energy Group President Kevin Fletcher and local students will be on hand at the science and technology center, 500 N. Harbor Dr., to unveil the exhibition, which will occupy reconfigured theater space adjacent to a recently added wing of the center.
"Power On" will, a press release noted, allow "students and families to touch
lightning, explore wind turbines, experiment with gravitational potential energy, and encounter amazing energy transformations.
"'Power On' provides a unique experience for school groups and engages them directly with science experiments and activities designed to inspire a lifelong interest in STEM as well as the potential career opportunities associated with the energy industry."
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.