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He’s Back! Curious George Returns to Orlando Science Center

Get Curious with Everyone’s Favorite Monkey with Exhibit and Feature-Length Movie
Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 12, 2014) — The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life Saturday, May 17 at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun and meaningful math, science and engineering-based adventure. The exhibit will be on display at the Science Center through the summer.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” exhibit is sponsored by 3M, and locally presented by Florida Blue with support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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On Thursday, May 8, 2014, second grade students at Castle Creek Elementary participated in an engineering design challenge with the goal of creating a sail car that could travel the farthest distance. The workshop was the next installment in the “Engineering Our Future” initiative sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with Orlando Science Center.

The program utilizes the nationally recognized curriculum “Engineering is Elementary” and combines it with teacher support in the classroom as well as in-classroom student workshops provided by Orlando Science Center. The Science Center recently earned their endorsement to become an official EiE collaborator through Museum of Science, Boston.

Here, the second grade team is working on the unit “Catching the Wind: Designing Windmills.” It spans eight weeks and will culminate with the students applying the knowledge they have learned over the last several weeks to compete in a final design challenge to create a windmill.

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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Orlando Science Center recently received $20,000 from Walt Disney World Resort as part of the company’s 2014 Disney Grants program.

The funding will enhance mission-enabling projects including teacher professional development, classroom workshops and family engagement — each as it relates to early childhood learning — for communities in need.

Thanks, Disney!

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Drink Wine and Learn About It, Too

The Science of Wine Returns to Orlando Science Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2014) — One of the largest collections of wines of any Orlando event is coming to Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting as well as the opportunity to sample 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions.

This event is a fundraiser for Orlando Science Center and is presented by Akerman for the fourth consecutive year; Southern Wine & Spirits also returns as the exclusive wine provider. Luis Torres of the Constellation Academy of Wine as well as Tim’s Wine Market are education partners, providing presentations and workshops on the Science of Wine.

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Third Time is the Charm for Local Teenage Science Wiz

Brevard County’s Zachary Loeb Wins Orlando Science Center Competition For Finding Solutions to Prevent, Eliminate Chemical Pollutants in Waterways

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 28, 2014) — Zachary Loeb, a senior from Brevard County’s Viera High School, took home the top prize in the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition, an annual event hosted by Orlando Science Center. Loeb won a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship plus $1,000 awards for his science teacher and his school. It was his third consecutive year competing in the contest and his first time taking the grand prize.

Since 1999, philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Nelson Ying has worked with Orlando Science Center to encourage the outstanding scientific accomplishments of our community’s teens. Projects submitted are required to have the ultimate goal of benefiting humanity.

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The third time was the charm for Brevard County's Zachary Loeb, a senior at Viera High School, who took home the top prize at the 16th annual Dr. Ying Science Competition. It was his third year in the contest and his first time winning the award.

He was awarded a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship, as well as $1,000 awards for his science teacher and school.

See photos and video from the awards ceremony held at Fulton's Crab House at Downtown Disney on Sunday, April 27.

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder

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Storytime with Musical Twist Expert storyteller Madeline Potts joined us Monday, April 14 for an hour of interactive story time at Member Monday. With a banjo in hand, Madeline led the group in an interactive song experience where members could contribute to each of the stories. To get their creative juices going, the children made paper butterflies and colored sheets of paper to include in their springtime photo albums. 


Dinosaur Adventure

We invite you to our next Member Monday on May, 12 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. when we go back to pre-historic times and learn about dinosaurs. Discover when these creatures roamed the earth and check out fossils while participating in hands-on activities.

For more information, call 407.514.2158. Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to learn about other member benefits and to join.


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