Monthly Archives: July 2011

MiaSci Summer Camp – Green Thumbs Up

First graders are growing green thumbs at MiaSci Summer Camp! Mrs. Tamarit’s class of first graders learned about gardening and growing, starting from the seeds up, in Thumbs Up! Campers started the week by planting lima beans, which they cared … Continue reading

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MiaSci Summer Camp – Strong Structures

A group of 4th and 5th grade mini engineers, led by John Morrissey, took over the MiaSci Shark Gallery for a week to learn, play and build. Strong Structures introduced campers to general engineering concepts as they built structures out … Continue reading

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Sharks!

The definition of lucky: Nine students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program, along with 1 mentor and Upward Bound staff, getting to meet with Neil Hammerschlag of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is … Continue reading

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MiaSci Summer Camp – Scales and Tails

This year, MiaSci Summer Camp includes exciting new classes aimed at educating children (Pre-K–Eighth grade) about science and the world around them. For 45 years, children have been participating in creative, educational and fun classes during Summer Camp. In the … Continue reading

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Out of This World Viewing Event at MiaSci

History was made on July 8th as NASA launched its last space shuttle ever. Over 400 visitors and MiaSci summer camp attendees gathered in the Museum’s Planetarium and Theater to watch Atlantis blast off from Kennedy Space Center on Friday. … Continue reading

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Digital WAVE: Student Movie Showcase

Making Movies. Creating and scripting 3-D animations. Navigating in virtual worlds. Customizing your own avatars. Learning about climate change and its effects on South Florida. Designing structures to withstand hurricanes. Combine all of these elements, and you get the Museum’s … Continue reading

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What is Sclerochronology?

Most everyone was told growing up about how when a tree is cut down, you can look at the tree rings to figure out the tree’s age, and also how much the tree grew each year. Dendrochronology deals with this … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Students Meet Florida King Snake

An opossum, a Florida king snake, a barn owl and 65 Upward Bound students plus Museum staff – these were the attendees on a field trip to Flamingo Gardens. The Upward Bound program helps prepare first-generation college-bound students for college, … Continue reading

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Proud to Be the “Best Museum in the Solar System”!

Any kid will tell you that going on a field trip instead of sitting in the classroom is one of the most exciting things they get to do as a class. Recently, third graders from Perrine Elementary School entered Miami … Continue reading

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Anything I Can Do, You Can Do Too

Think back to before you started college. Think ahead to starting your college experience. Whether you are thinking back or thinking ahead, you know that experience can sometimes feel overwhelming, and it really helps to have someone who has been … Continue reading

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