Our Buddy Tom Ellis Of the Schooner Thomas E Lannon Is Involved In A very Special Project-
As captain and owner of the Schooner Thomas E. Lannon for the last 17 years, I’ve met thousands of people. Many stand out,
but one eight year old boy named Collin Keegan is exceptional. I first met Collin on a Saturday morning Kids-go-Free sail.
It was obvious from our first conversation that he was special. Collin has a huge curiosity about the world and likes to share
what he learns with other kids. What better way to do that than through video? After seeing the first edits of this film,
Collin came up with the idea of “Science all around us.” And that became the title of the 5 episode video series we would
like to produce.
I’m asking you to watch this short video about Collin. If you like the idea of getting our youth excited about learning,
you can help by making a kickstarter pledge. Even if you cannot donate, you can help by sharing this video with your
friends, colleagues, or members of the organizations you belong to. And I know you’ll enjoy watching Collin!
Our goal is to produce a pilot video that will attract a distributor for the series.
Check Out The Kickstarter Campaign Video-
Meet Collin Keegan. At first glance, he looks like a normal rambunctious eight-year old. He likes wearing a faded red baseball cap. He carries a pen and a notebook in his pocket just in case he needs to draw a diagram to explain a scientific concept to a friend or peer. He has a charming British accent and an endearing lisp. He’s cute—that you’ll be able to recognize easily—but something special sparks inside this small forty-pound boy when he’s sharing knowledge and learning with others. He has a truly infectious joy of learning and an amazing ability to recognize the creative way science affects and shapes our world. Through Collin’s eyes the rudder and steering wheel of a sailboat become a “mechanical connection system.” He knows intuitively the science that propels every day objects, and he applies scientific concepts and principles in a way that’s truly inspiring.
Collin docking the 65 ft Schooner Lannon
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