Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thank You Astronaut Leland Melvin!

We just had an amazing, inspiring talk with Astronaut Leland Melvin in Second Life. Almost 100 students from the Museum’s youth development programs participated. Here are a few shots from in-world… Video clips are coming soon. We truly appreciate the … Continue reading

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Avatar Meets Superman

Astronaut Leland Melvin’s avatar prepares to meet with Students in Second Life. Leland D. Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education, will meet and talk with museum-mentored high school students in a computer-generated, 3-D environment created by students on the Miami … Continue reading

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Climatology Career Day

What do you really do as a climatologist, an atmospheric scientist, or a meteorologist? And what should you study in school to get there? On April 30 the Museum held a Climatology Career Day for students in the Museum’s Youth … Continue reading

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Energy Jam at MiaSci

Last summer, the Museum collaborated with the Little Haiti Cultural Center on a week-long summer camp program called Energy Jam. Energy Jam was a fun-filled experience that brought together North Miami High science teacher Audrey Golaub, exhibit developer Paul Orselli … Continue reading

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MiaSci Team Member Karlisa Callwood Presents at 2010 Gulf and Fisheries Institute Conference

Karlisa Callwood, MiaSci’s Public Program Manager, was recently invited to participate in the 2010 Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) Conference. More than 250 biologists, students, researchers, fishermen, and government and conservation group representatives from Caribbean countries and the U.S. … Continue reading

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Using Virtual Worlds to Inspire Youth in STEM

The Girls RISE Museum Network ( works to strengthen the professional capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate minority girls to explore and pursue science and engineering careers. On May 6-7, teams from the California Academy of Sciences, COSI, … Continue reading

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Take Our Children to Work Day

On April 28, 2011, the Museum attended Ryder’s “Take Our Children to Work Day.” Over 150 children participated, and people and organizations from the community also joined in the fun, including Bernie from the Miami Heat, City of Medley Paramedics and … Continue reading

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