The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.
Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.
The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.
Full Day/Full Week Program Available to Help Young Minds Grow
Program Uses Science Center Exhibits to Enhance Curriculum
Orlando, FL - (March 26, 2010) - Capitalizing on years of experience educating and engaging Central Florida’s children through their many educational programs, the Orlando Science Center has launched a full time preschool to provide young children a safe, hands-on play-based learning environment.
“The Orlando Science Center has been in the business of inspiring curiosity for almost 60 years,” said JoAnn Newman, president and CEO of the Orlando Science Center. “Now, we are thrilled to be able to offer our services to parents and their children on a full-time basis during their preschool years.”
The preschool program has been certified by the Florida Department of Children and Families and is being overseen by Susan Bertone, an early childhood educator with more than 20 years experience in the classroom. She holds a Florida Department of Children and Family Staff Credential in Childcare with Voluntary PreKindergarten Standards. Bertone also holds an active Florida DCF Director’s Credential with a VPK endorsement.
Orlando Science Center, OUC Teach 5th Graders about Water Conservation
Partnership Reaches 8,000 students in Orange, Osceola Counties
ORLANDO - This school year the Orlando Science Center and OUC-The Reliable One teamed up to deliver an interactive alternative energy and water conservation curriculum to thousands of fifth graders in 58 elementary schools in Orange and Osceola counties. The Alternative Water and Energy Supply; Observation, Methods and Education (A.W.E.S.O.M.E.) Project helps students learn about alternative energy and water conservation and prepare for their first science FCAT with hands-on activities such as making a model aquifer, building a solar-powered car and testing low-flow showerheads and compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) against traditional fixtures.
What: Come join us at the Orlando Science Center as we celebrate Easter, the next holiday featured in our special holiday workshop series. This interactive experience will engage you and your preschooler (3-5yo) in Egg-themed activities while exploring science concepts through arts and crafts.
Who: Each participant will take home a certificate, handmade holiday craft, and memories of a day of fun and discovery. The workshop will also include a snack and a story. Afterwards, parents and child are free to explore the hands-on fun waiting for them in the exhibits at the Science Center.
Event Makes a Splash at the Orlando Science Center
Saturday, June 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center
Music, Cocktails, Surfers, Drum Circles and More!
Orlando, FL - (June 8, 2010) - Ride the monstrous waves of Tahiti during Orlando Science Center’s Cocktails & Cosmos on Saturday, June 19! From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., the event will feature live entertainment and the premiere of The Ultimate Wave Tahiti on the giant screen. Indulge in Downtown Orlando’s most scientifically unique and socially inclined experience with Happy Hour food and drink specials, followed by an evening of music, art, and film.
The Ultimate Wave Tahiti features Florida’s own Kelly Slater on a quest to find the perfect wave. Taking viewers on a journey to the scenic beaches of Tahiti, the film simultaneously exemplifies the contrasting concepts of surfing as a competitive sport and an ancient Polynesian wave-riding art. Directed by Stephen Low, one of the foremost filmmakers in the giant screen industry, The Ultimate Wave Tahiti puts viewers alongside Slater and Tahitian surfing legend Raiman Van Bastolaer as they crush the killer waves of the South Pacific.
Orlando Science Center Provides Title I Students With Tools for Future Success
Photo Caption: Orlando Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman with AT&T's Judy Spencer, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orange County Commissioner Bill Segal. On behalf of the Orlando Science Center, Newman accepted a $50,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation during the Science Center's Otronicon event. The grant enabled nine Title I middle school classes to attend the event as well as fund 60 scholarships for a digital media academy for teens this summer.
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