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.

 

OUC - The Reliable One, The Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation, and Azur Solar USA Support Installation of Solar Panels That Will Produce 42,660 kWh of Electricity Annually

Orlando, FL - June 16, 2010 - The Orlando Science Center now has part of its facility being powered by the sun thanks to a new solar panel system. This system, recently installed on the Science Center’s roof, is expected to produce about 42,660 kWh of electricity annually - enough to power about three homes. The solar panel installation is part of the Science Center’s effort to increase its energy efficiency, decrease operational costs and serve as a community leader in the use of sustainable technologies.

In addition to the installation, educational experiences are currently being designed to engage guests in the science of solar power. The Science Center plans to use its facility as a showcase for sustainable technologies, including energy efficient lighting, high efficiency cooling, smart building controls and solar technology.

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New HVAC system is the first step toward building becoming LEED certified

Orlando Science Center will use operations to educate public on sustainable technology

Orlando, FL - May 6, 2010 - The Orlando Science Center has embarked on a major retrofit of its facility to increase its energy efficiency, decrease operational costs and help serve as a community leader in the use of sustainable technologies. Born out of a need for a new HVAC system and a strong commitment to environmental stewardship, the Science Center will be participating in a number of sustainability efforts in the months and years ahead.   

The first step in this process was the recent installation of a new energy-efficient HVAC system, which is already providing cooler temperatures within the Orlando Science Center. Many partners contributed to the success of this effort, including Irvine Mechanical that helped select and install the new system, the City of Orlando and Orange County who assisted in securing federal stimulus dollars, and the Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs Council, OUC - the Reliable One and Darden Environmental Trust for providing significant grants.

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Open Houses for Interested Parents

Saturday, May 22 AND Saturday, June 5
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Register to Win a Free Week of Camp!

WHO: The Orlando Science Center is hosting two Summer Camp Open Houses to give parents an opportunity to get the latest info, register their children early, meet the staff and check out the camp classrooms. Camps are available weekly this summer from June 14 to August 20 for grades K-6. There are also academies available for grades 7-9 and preschool camps for ages 3-5 years old.

WHAT: The Orlando Science Center’s summer camp program has an exciting and creative roster available for kids to enjoy, including hands-on exploration in science and nature, space and astronomy, archeology, math, computers, robotics, and even cooking! During the hottest days of the summer, kids will enjoy each full-day, weeklong session in air-conditioned comfort (thanks to a new A/C system) with access to Science Center exhibits and films.

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The 12th Annual OSC Science Challenge, sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Science Fair Winners From Eight Counties Face Off at Orlando Science Center - Saturday, March 13

Judging by Local Scientists and Engineers,10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Projects on Display Throughout Science Center, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Ceremony featuring “Best in Fair” Cash and Awards at 3:00 p.m.

 

ORLANDO, FL - (March 10, 2010) - The best of the best compete on Saturday, March 13 as science fair winners from eight different counties converge at the Orlando Science Center for the 12th Annual OSC Science Challenge. More than 120 middle and high school students will be competing for cash prizes, awards and the ultimate title of ‘Best in Fair.”

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Sub-Zero - New Live Show Delves Into Science That Chills

Every Saturday Night in July at 7:00 p.m.

WHAT: From common colds, like ice and snow, to instant-freeze hazards like liquid Nitrogen and Carbonic Acid, Sub-Zero is the only way to chill! Check out the coolest show in town with the Orlando Science Center’s latest live experience.

WHO: Following the popularity of last summer’s explosions show, The Big Bang, Master Showman Jimmy “J-Rex” Waldron plays it cool exploring the science of things that freeze AND go bang! With new demonstrations, all new explosions, and comedy, SUB-ZERO will give you brain freeze.

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  Orlando Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts.
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