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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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Thursday, April 24, 6:30 p.m.
Orlando Science Center Hosts A Bimonthly Series for the Community's Curious at the East End Market

Dr. Will Crampton, an associate professor of vertebrate zoology at the University of Central Florida, will speak about the biodiversity and ecology of the gymnotiform electric knife fishes of South and Central America and their amazing ability to communicate and locate objects in the dark!

Joshua Solomon, a PhD student at UCF in the Coastal and Estuarine Research Lab, will reveal the effects of sea level rise and sedimentation on the population dynamics of the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica).

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., enjoy oyster tasting and cooking demonstration for $20 per person. Experience oysters from the Pacific Northwest, Atlantic and Gulf. Wild Ocean Seafood’s fishmonger Cinthia Sandoval will teach you how to make your own cocktail sauce as well as recipes for those slimy specialties including raw and slightly steamed varieties and oyster stew.

Register for the lecture and/or tasting at www.eastendmkt.com/events-classes. Space is limited for the tasting.

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Catherine Li is a Junior at Lake Highland Preparatory School in Orange County where she is involved in the ASPIRE Research Program, varsity volleyball, varsity track, Mu Alpha Theta and serves as president of both the Student Government Association and National Honor Society. She is inspired by scientific research and its potential to improve human conditions around the globe.

Over the past few years, Catherine has had the amazing opportunity of researching at the CREOL College of Optics and Photonics and the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. With strong interest in biomedical engineering, Catherine’s project focuses on the development of a new method to synthesizing nanoparticles especially designed for drug delivery applications, with an ultimate goal of cancer treatment.



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This weekend is the 16th Annual Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition! Every day this week, we'll spotlight one of the five finalists.

Zachary Loeb is a senior in the Business and Finance Academy at Viera High School in Melbourne, Fla. He has a strong interest in marine biology, green chemistry and finding solutions to prevent and eliminate chemical pollutants/contaminants that endanger the life in our lakes and waterways. For the past five years, Zachary has conducted research on endocrine disrupting compounds (EDC’s) and their effects on aquatic life. He was privileged to conduct his research at the Orange County Utilities Laboratory this year.



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On Thursday, April 3rd, Orlando Science Center hosted the Inspire Science Breakfast. The event is an opportunity to celebrate the Science Center's role as a vital community resource that ignites the spark for tomorrow's leaders in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event included several notable speakers, including Shiv Gaglani and Dr. Sandy Shugart.

Shiv Gaglani, an MD/MBA candidate at the John Hopkins School of Medicine and Harvard Business School, is passionate about medical and educational innovation, having co-founded two accelerator-backed startups; one in education called Osmosis, and the other in medicine called Smartphone Physical. Gaglani is also a three-time winner of the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition here at Orlando Science Center!

Dr. Sandy Shugart, president of Valencia Community College since January, 2000, also spoke at Inspire Science Breakfast. For more than a decade, Dr. Shugart has led the college in a process of deep change designed to put student learning first and achieve quantum improvements in completion. He is also the winner of the 2011 inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence; an award that named Valencia College the nation's top community college.

Orlando Science Center's vision is to be the community partner that fosters creativity and curiosity for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM); which stimulates the kind of innovation that transforms our economy and enhances lives. It is your continued support that allows us to make that vision a reality. Check out photos of this year's Inspire Science Breakfast below, and be sure to mark your calendar for next year!

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Month of April

April is all about the Science of Small. Throughout the month, we will explore the fascinating field of Nanotechnology. Meet real nano scientists, enjoy hands-on activities and don’t forget to visit our traveling exhibition, Zoom into Nano!

April, 5 & 6

Nano Days! Join scientists from Florida Polytechnic University, UCF and Stetson for a big celebration of all things nano.

April, 26

American Chemical Society students and faculty will be at the science center with demos and displays.

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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective April 2014


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