Monthly Archives: December 2011

Miami Science Museum’s Amazon Voyage

Nearly 1.5 million visitors throughout the U.S. and Canada have enjoyed the Museum’s touring exhibition: Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches. Launched in 2005, with competitive funding from the National Science Foundation, the exhibition is currently at the Don … Continue reading

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Art + Science + Engineering = Fun + Learning

How closely related are science, art, and engineering? The Museum recently held a workshop for representatives of its GirlsRISE nationwide network of museums and science centers related to this question. It focused on program models that use art and science … Continue reading

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A Presidential Honor: Champion of Change Dr. Angela Byars-Winston

The GirlsRISE project (www.girlsrisenet.org/about) is all about girl power. This nationwide network of museums led by the Miami Science Museum works to strengthen the capacity of informal science educators to engage and motivate middle school and high school minority girls … Continue reading

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All About Mangroves

This year in Digital WAVE, students are learning all about climate change and how it is related to south Florida environments – specifically mangroves. During class time they are using the same technology and software that scientists, animators, and designers … Continue reading

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Miami Science Museum Hosts “Green Planet” Tent at 2011 Miami Book Fair International

This year, Miami Science Museum hosted a tent called the “Green Planet” in the Children’s Alley at the Miami Book Fair International, an event that attracts approximately half a million people each year. Partnering with local green organizations, including the … Continue reading

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Star Gazers “Keep Looking Up” With Live Lunar Eclipse

WPBT2’s Star Gazers will host a Live Lunar Eclipse Event from Reno, Nevada on Saturday, December 10th from 4:00-7:00 a.m. (PST) and 7:00-10:00 a.m. (EST). To view the eclipse and join the conversation, visit http://www.wpbt2.org/lunareclipse Star Gazers, a production of … Continue reading

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Miami Science Museum Reclaims Land for Nature

Last week, Museum staff and Upward Bound students helped restore the Reclamation Project wall at the Wildlife Center for another year. Each of the 1,111 seedlings that spent a year germinating on the wall were removed and replaced with new … Continue reading

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The IMPACT of Marine Conservation

Eighteen students in the Museum’s Upward Bound IMPACT program had the adventure of a lifetime, not to mention first-hand experience with nature’s food chain, when they went on an overnight expedition in August sponsored by the University of Miami’s Center … Continue reading

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