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Melanie Turner is one of those people that can brighten up any room she walks into. She is the Early Childhood Interpreter here at the Orlando Science Center who adores her job and the kids she gets to work with. I have the privilege to get to know her a little better and learn about her experiences here at the Science Center.

Melanie started babysitting at the age of 11 where she found a natural love for working with kids. In her college years she volunteered at a preschool where she was able to get her hands on more of an educational aspect. During this time one of her friends told her about a summer camp with the Boy Scouts of America where parents are able to learn and do activities with their family while their young ones are being watched. She jumped on this opportunity and became the Small Fry Director (Preschool Director) at the camp for three years.

Melanie has been with the Orlando Science Center for almost two years now. She loves all of the hands on opportunities she gets to share with the kids. On of her favorite experiences here was Pirates Week. There are many workshops and events like Pirates Week that kids can take part of!

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The Festival of Chocolate Brings Fun Competitions to the Orlando Science Center Judged by a Panel of Local Celebrities, Chefs and Self-Proclaimed Chocoholics

“Best Of” Chocolate Indulgence Competitions on Saturday, March 6, 2010

WHAT: Who’s the best? That’s the question to be answered at the Festival of Chocolate’s “Best of” Chocolate Indulgence competitions.

Central Florida’s only all-inclusive chocolate competition has recruited our region's most masterful chocolatiers to showcase and recognize the best in seven categories of chocolate creations. Categories include brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, confections and truffles.

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Presented by Stephen H. Goldman Foundation
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 100 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties displayed their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

Students in grades 5th to 9th were asked to create unusual sculptures and wacky inventions using combinations of movable parts, everyday objects, and independent sources of energy. Teams used objects found, donated, or purchased for less than $100 dollars in the engineering and construction of their sculptures. The competition requirements incorporate the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science. The Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge is presented by The Stephen H. Goldman Foundation, Inc.

 

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123 Area Students Create Kinetic Sculptures From Discarded Junk During the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge

February 20, 2010 - Competition runs from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Award Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Orlando, FL - Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 120 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties will display their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

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A Themed Museum Explores the History, Technique and Cultural Significance of Chocolate

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

WHAT: The Festival of Chocolate is coming soon to the Orlando Science Center and bringing with it a one-of-a-kind artistic chocolate-themed museum, which will house displays introducing guests to the rich history of chocolate. Interactive displays will bring to life the chocolate production process while other areas will explore chocolate's impact on art, traditions and culture.

 

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Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

WHAT: The event dinosaur fans have been waiting for finally returns to Orlando Science Center’s Annual Fossil Fest Four! This Scienterrific Saturday is a celebration of dinosaurs, fossils, paleontology and all things prehistoric.

In the shadows of dinosaur skeletons in the DinoDigs exhibit, join the Florida Fossil Hunters as they share specimens unearthed on Florida expeditions. Marvel at special DinoDigs activities and experiences, and meet some of the world’s last living dinosaurs with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. And look out for a special appearance by DEXTER the Dinosaur from T-REX at Downtown Disney!

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Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What: Come join us at the Orlando Science Center as we celebrate Valentine's Day, the next holiday featured in our special Holiday Workshop series. An interactive workshop will engage your preschooler (3-5yo) and you in Valentine’s Day activities while still learning through science.

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. After the workshop, parents and child are free to explore the hands-on fun waiting in the rest of the Science Center.

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