Chris Adamczyk and the Summer Science Sleuths

Monday, July 29, 2013
Summer Science Sleuths at DBAP

Photo by Chris Adamczyk.

Weaving through the crowds at a Bulls game in June, I find that as I near the concessions, the number of tangerine T-shirts in view is rapidly rising. A quick glance at the cartoonish magnifying glass and “Summer Science Sleuths” printed across their fronts, and I can’t help but think that someone must have just lost a lot of kids.

It turns out Chris Adamczyk, program director of the Summer Science Sleuths camp and Executive Director of the Duke Center for Science Education, knew exactly what she was doing when she brought sixty curious young scientists to the Bulls game.

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Spicy Pepper Relish: The Flavors of the Ballpark

Monday, June 10, 2013
Samantha's refrigerator

Samantha Swan’s kitchen. Photo by Anna Cantwell.

If you’ve attended games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park so far this season, you may have noticed a new selection in concessions, the Nuke Dog, a hot dog named after Nuke Laloosh from the movie Bull Durham, made with a spicy pepper relish. This special dog—putting the “hot” in dog—is the brainchild of Samantha Swan of Chapel Hill’s Cottage Lane Kitchen, and last week it finished runner-up in a national Minor League Baseball food contest.

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