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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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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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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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Andrea Hart, Exhibit Developer at Orlando Science Center, and Dan Dunmire, Director at the Corrosion Policy & Oversight Office of the U.S. Department of Defense, give us an inside look at Corrosion: The Silent Menace, currently on display at the Science Center.




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As a platinum sponsor of the Summer of Dreams program, Siemens is helping to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to homeless students in Central Florida.

In partnership with Orlando Science Center, Siemens engineers volunteered to lead an interactive, hands-on Discovery Lab that featured in-depth design challenges based on engineering principles. One of the projects taught participants how to build a load-bearing bridge.

Now in its third year, Summer of Dreams was founded to fill an unmet need for food, shelter and supervision for homeless students when school is not in session. The program provides two meals a day, activities, school supplies, academic and STEM-enrichment, and mentoring — as well as financial counseling for parents, offered by founding sponsor Fifth Third Bank.




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