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It’s Also Walmart $5 Day! See Everything at the Science Center for Only $5

All the exhibits, films and live programs plus all the eco-friendly activities, thanks to the Walmart Foundation
Saturday, October 16 only, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Guests coming to the Orlando Science Center for Greenovations will get to make cookies using solar ovens!

WHAT: During Walmart $5 Day, all visitors get in for only $5 and get access to all the Science Center’s engaging exhibits and films plus enjoy activities and displays during Greenovations - a day-long exploration of renewable energy and green living.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando - Solar Ovens will be set up on the fourth floor terrace.

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Florence, Fernand, or Fiona? What determines the name of the latest Atlantic tropical storm?


During World War II, meteorologists started the trend when they began using female names to identify storms. This was a lot simpler than distinguishing by longitude and latitude, especially when more than one storm occurred at the same time. A few years later, the National Hurricane Center created six lists of women’s names from A to W; male names were added in 1979 to alternate with the female names (ex. Alex, Bonnie, Charley).  Some hurricane names have been retired because of their severeness and replaced with other names of the same gender and beginning letter. To see if your name will be used or has been used for a storm, click here. Also, be sure to check out the latest giant screen film playing at the CineDome, Forces of Nature, featuring the biggest, baddest earthquakes, volcanoes, and storms.

 

Hurricane

Photo courtesy of NASA.


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As of January 31 2009, 49 percent of the total pounds of fresh or frozen seafood sold at Walmart U.S. have certifications from the Marine Stewardship Council or Aquaculture Certification Council.

Walmart currently has:

  • 28 products and counting in our stores that carry the MSC certification
  • 100 percent of the farmed shrimp products purchased meet factory processing criteria established by the Aquaculture Certification Council
  • Additional shrimp catfish, tilapia and salmon farms becoming ACC-certified


Learn more about Walmarts sustainability efforts and how to be more green in your life at Greenovations.

 


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In 2008, Walmart committed to reduce the weight of its global plastic shopping bag waste at its stores around the world by an average of 33 percent per store.

This commitment could eliminate:

  • Approximately 135 million pounds of plastic shopping bag waste globally
  • Avoid the production of approximately 290,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases
  • Prevent consuming the equivalent of 678,000 barrels of oil every year


Learn more about Walmart's efforts to help the environment and about sustainability in general at Greenovations.

 


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Fun Activities, Electric Cars, Segways, the Worm Lady and Much More

Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See how you can start erasing your carbon footprint

ORLANDO, FL - October 08, 2010 - Join the Green Revolution at Orlando Science Center on Saturday, October 16. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., exhibits, seminars, workshops, speakers, films and more will highlight the fast-developing world of clean, renewable energy, recycling and energy efficient technology. Activities and displays on the various levels of the Science Center will help educate and provide examples of alternative behaviors and resources to live a “greener” life. Greenovations is presented by OUC - The Reliable One with support from many community partners.

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If you've been by the Science Center lately, you've seen that SUBWAY™ is our new Cafe partner. You might not have known how environmentally focused they are. Here are some of the things Subway has implemented in our restaurants to be more environmentally friendly courtesy of Julie Farr from DiPasqua Enterprises, our SUBWAY™ franchisee:
  • The first SUBWAY™ Eco-Store opened November 9, 2007 in Kissimmee, FL. (Two more have since opened in Oregon and more are in various design stages).
  • Since August 2006, SUBWAY™ restaurants with low-flow sink aerators have saved 41 million gallons of water annually.
  • Only 100% hormone free milk is served at SUBWAY™ restaurants.

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We opened three exhibits in one day! Check out the pictures from our Members only preview!

Members of the Orlando Science Center were invited to a special opening of the Science Center’s newest exhibits, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, Get the Message and Our Planet, Our Universe.

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we held an exclusive preview for our members to get a glimpse of our two new travelling exhibits, ‘Get the Message’ and ‘Charlie & Kiwi’. Attendees were able to explore the fascinating realm of verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as discover evidence of evolutionary connections between dinosaurs and birds. Members were also able to get a first peek at our new permanent exhibit, ‘Our Planet, Our Universe’, which utilizes hands-on, interactive exhibits to provoke discovery about our planet and the cosmos. NASA and the Central Florida Astrological Society (CFAS) came out to provide entertainment, knowledge and to help inspire learning.  If you didn’t get a chance today, make sure you stop by for new discoveries!

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