More than 1,500 people filled the Mira Costa High School auditorium Wednesday evening to hear from science writer and television personality Bill Nye “The Science Guy.”
There to promote the second installment of his fiction series for children called “In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 ,” Nye appeared with co-author Gregory Mone.
Nye said the books are meant to emulate the Tom Swift Jr. series from his youth similar to Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. In each of the tales, a cast of young, science-minded characters make discoveries in exotic lands.
In the first book, “Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World,” the authors take their characters to the South Pole. In the second book, they conquer the ocean depths. In the third book, not yet published, the characters travel to the South American rain forest.
In almost all his work Nye aims to make science more accessible to children. Coming to the stage, Nye received a huge show of support from the audience, showing for many people just how much Manhattan Beach kids love science, said Hilary Mahan with the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation, which along with Pages bookstore sponsored the event.
“We know that our community certainly loves Bill Nye,” Mahan said.
Following the event, Jaime Dye-Mishler could not have been happier. She was attending with her nieces Mia and Madi, who met Nye and received signed copies of his book.
“He is such a blessing for everyone,” Dye-Mishler said. “He gets it, and he understands how to get kids to remember things and that’s fascinating to…
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