008 Hot Air Balloons, Star Wars and Drones

This week’s guest may have gotten his love of STEM from a galaxy far, far away as his passion for Star Wars cannot be missed!  Paul Garver has brought an energy to the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum that cannot be denied.  Whether you find him talking with volunteers, interacting with his staff, or planning the next adventure, his enthusiasm will captivate you!  One of our favorite memories of Paul is when he lent his personal drone to one of our students, Ben, so he could learn to fly – who does that?  Only Paul.  He is someone who is all about enjoying life, living science, digging through history, and encouraging others to explore.

Show Notes:

Paul Garver is Manager of the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, and has over 30 years of experience working in museums, including working 11 years for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  He is a devoted Star Wars fan, and often wonders what his life would be like if it weren’t for George Lucas. He is a native Californian who also lived in northern Virginia for 16 years, and has happily made New Mexico his home since 2011.

Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum

Balloon Museum Pod Racing (Drone Racing)

Join us… and hundreds of others for one of Paul’s favorite events, Darth & Yoda: Choose your side

Read more about Paul here

Book Recommendation:

Truth Insurrected: The Saint Mary Project, by Daniel P. Douglas

Favorite quote:

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview for life’s coming attractions,” by Albert Einstein

STEM Rockstar:

Sid Gutierrez

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