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Weather was the topic of attention at August's Member Monday! Members enjoyed the Science Center one hour before it opened to the public while participating in activities such as creating weather books and making clouds. Parents also received DIY weather projects to do at home.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join the fun at our next Member Monday on September 9. Parents will learn tips on how to take the best photos with their cell phones and point-&-shoot cameras, and the children will make their own photo frame!


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Track Shack's 22nd Annual Celebration of Running 5K presented by Florida Hospital is officially in the books! More than 2,400 runners took part to kick off the running season, with this event's proceeds benefiting Orlando Science Center.

It was also host to JoAnn Newman's 5K Challenge, in which the Science Center's President & CEO challenged the community to beat her time for a chance to win a family membership.

Run through the photos and remember that it's never too early to start training for next year!


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On Tuesday, August 6, Orlando Science Center welcomed Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, director of the Museum of Science, Boston. Dr. Miaoulis is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advocate and has testified on the importance of K-12 engineering education in 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives Research & Science Education Subcommittee and in 2010 before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Dr. Miaoulis spoke about STEM education and how the current school curriculum focuses very little on how our human-made world is made. He also discussed major initiatives to promote technological literacy to children in front of an audience of elected officials, educators and community influencers.




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Think you have what it takes?

JoAnn Newman, President & CEO of Orlando Science Center, challenges you to beat her time in Track Shack's Celebration of Running 5K Presented by Florida Hospital.

The first ten combatants to accomplish this feat will receive a one-year family membership to Orlando Science Center.

Signups are now closed.

Proceeds benefit Orlando Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation and will be used to "inspire science learning for life" through informal science education opportunities and engaging experiences for all ages.

Registering for the Celebration of Running 5K does not enter you in JoAnn's 5K Challenge. You must sign up at the link above in addition to officially registering with Track Shack. To do so, visit www.signmeup.com/93447.


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JP Morgan Chase has awarded Orlando Science Center $90,000 to continue the Science Literacy Program at Evans High School in Orlando. Now in its fourth year, the program will focus on chemistry education and strive to increase the number of students who seek further education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Orlando Science Center’s Kellen Nixon, Director of Educational Development, said, “We are extremely grateful for the educational partnership we’ve established with JP Morgan Chase. Together, we are positively changing student attitudes toward science learning at Evans.”

The Evans Science Literacy Program works with both students and their teachers through hands-on workshops and teacher professional development classes. Student workshops include interactive demonstrations and experiments that tie to real world applications and careers.

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Members enjoyed one-on-one time with Clifford as well as participated in story time with our favorite Birdwell Island friends at July’s Member Monday event.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 – 10 a.m.

Join the fun at our next Member Monday on August 12. Guests will learn about the weather with live demonstrations and hands-on activities.

PLUS — hear about the future creation and development of the Center for Early Childhood Learning and how it will impact members.




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Talk about a firecrackin' Fourth of July at Orlando Science Center!

Members were invited to take part in patriotic activities that included making your own ice cream, star-spangled face painting, a meet-and-greet with Clifford the Big Red Dog, fun with a balloon artist and a magician, bubbles and s'mores on the SunTrust Terrace, and of course, our Kaboom! live show!

Salute the flag and enjoy these photos from the event!




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