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It was an adventurous Member Monday in May when we welcomed performers from IBEX Puppetry as they led interactive movement activities in "Dora & Diego: Let's Explore!"

Every second Monday of the month, Orlando Science Center opens an exhibit one hour early exclusively for members to enjoy themed activities and demonstrations. For more information about Member Monday, call 407-514-2158.

For more information on IBEX Puppetry, visit www.ibexpuppetry.blogspot.com/p/about-ibex.html.

 
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Local students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Class of 2015 at Orlando Science Center revealed their new start-up businesses to the public at the YEA! Trade Show on May 9, 2015 at Orlando Fashion Square.

Mall shoppers were able to learn about the students' businesses, purchase their products and services, and see prototypes. The presentation was a culmination of nine months of hard work resulting in the graduates owning and operating their own businesses. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is an educational program co-hosted by the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce and Orlando Science Center.

Thank you to Orlando Fashion Square for hosting this great event!

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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Hundreds of guests whet their palate and their mind at one of Orlando’s premiere wine events, The Science of Wine, on May 9, 2015 at Orlando Science Center. 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 more than 100 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions.

This event is a fundraiser for Orlando Science Center and was presented by Akerman for the fifth consecutive year. Southern Wine & Spirits has also supported the event since the beginning and returns as the exclusive wine provider.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez Photography

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The Science of Wine's silent auction attracts participation from Orlando's best companies and organizations.

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Bid on an assortment of amazing one-of-a-kind items and packages including...

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Much is made about all there is to drink at The Science of Wine, but don't forget about the spread of food from Orlando's best restaurants and caterers!

There will be plentiful gourmet and casual food offerings to accompany the wide range of wine selections. Food partners include:

  • Hawkers Asian Street Fare
  • Taverna Opa
  • Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit
  • Maxine’s on Shine
  • Crafted Block & Brew
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
  • John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering
  • Millenia Catering
  • Puff ‘n Stuff
  • John & Shirley’s Catering
  • Vital Flair
  • Java Lava
  • Arthur’s Catering
  • Whole Foods Market
  • World of Chocolate Museum and Café
  • Mattie’s Delectable Desserts
  • Central Florida Coffee
  • ONLI Beverages
  • Shin Jung Korean Restaurant

So don't just come thirsty to The Science of Wine — also be sure to bring your appetite!

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It wouldn't be The Science of Wine without some education thrown in!

A limited number of seats remain for a seminar on cutting-edge wine-making techniques used in Washington state, which ranks second in the United States behind California in the production of wine.

Hosting the journey is Thom Horsey, national wine educator for Ste Michelle Wine Estates and Washington's founding winery. Horsey is a 35-year veteran of the industry and has conducted more than 1,200 trainings, seminars, dinners and tastings on almost every aspect of wine.

To register for the seminar, you need to have purchased your ticket for Science of Wine or be a confirmed guest of a Science of Wine sponsor. For reservations to the seminar, call the reservations office at 407-514-2112. A $15 registration fee applies.

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Anjeli Nandwani, a sophomore from Orange County’s Lake Highland Preparatory School, took home the top prize in the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition. Anjeli won a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship plus $1,000 awards for her science teacher and school.

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.

Nandwani, 16, created a natural pesticide to help fight white flies and preserve tomato populations. The state’s $268 million tomato industry is the most valuable vegetable crop in the state, and 25 percent of the vegetation is ruined annually by pests — mainly the white fly. In fact, white flies affect 90 percent of the devastated acreage and their saliva can spread disease that can lead to total crop failure.

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions

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