21 October 2011
Posted in Press and Media
Orlando Science Center Hosts Teacher Workshops on Life Science
More than 60 Orlando Teachers Learning How to Make Science Come Alive With Bugs!
Saturday, October 22
Sessions at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center
Presented by Terminix, Audubon Institute and the Orlando Science Center
Who: Over 60 teachers from all over Orlando attending workshops with Brenda Walkenhurst, Director of Education at the Audubon Institute. They are learning a new life science curriculum with free lesson plans developed around the new exhibit, Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World!
What: Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! is an exhibit developed by Terminix with the Audubon Insectarium that uses audio, video, live insects and more to give guests a better appreciation for the impact these tiny creatures have on our lives. Explore freestanding habitats such as a cropland, forest, meadow, swamp and even a house to see how insects impact their surroundings, the environment and ultimately human lives.
Terminix has developed a life science curriculum available for local teachers to use in collaboration with field trip visits to the Orlando Science Center to see this one-of-kind interactive exhibit. Plus, they will learn about opportunities to utilize insect experts that will bring live bugs to their own classrooms.
Where: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
When: Tomorrow - Saturday, October 22 – 2 sessions – 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Why: Harry’s Big Adventure was developed by Terminix to educate the public about insects and the important role they play in our ecosystem. While the exhibit is on display at the Orlando Science Center, Terminix is reaching out to teachers to help them enhance their classroom instruction and provide engaging life science experiences for their students.
More Info: Learn more about the exhibit by visiting www.osc.org <http://www.osc.org> . Check out the curriculum and free lesson plans at www.harrysbigadventure.com/educatorcenter.