MiaSci at Large

The Museum has an active national and international presence and is continuously seeking to expand links and partnerships, to develop and reinforce its position as a major international hub. Some of these links are through federally funded programs, like our Amazon Voyage exhibition, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which has traveled to museums throughout the U.S. and Canada and has been seen by over a million visitors. In another of our NSF-funded programs, RISEnet, the Museum is leading a partnership with the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) and the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering (SECME), to provide training to 10 other science centers around the country, building their capacity to encourage girls in science, technology and engineering careers.

The Museum is an active member of ASTC’s global initiatives, including Youth Inspired Challenge, a program to encourage the next generation of scientists and strengthen science learning.

Miami Science Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate, and an accredited member of the American Association of Museums, recognizing our commitment to excellence and the highest professional standards of museum operation and public service.

Museum VP Jennifer Santer Selected as 2013 Noyce Leadership Fellow

The Museum is proud to announce an exceptional achievement by our own Vice President of Content and Programs, Jenifer Santer. Her ongoing work to positively impact the Museum and the broader community has been recognized by the prestigious Noyce Leadership Institute (NLI), which has selected her to … Continue reading

Posted in MiaSci at Large | Tagged , | Leave a comment

ECHOS: Moving Science from the Sidelines to the Front Line

The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, and in collaboration with the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Head Start, is a research-based, comprehensive early childhood science curriculum and professional development program designed to … Continue reading

Posted in For Teachers, MiaSci at Large | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The New Museum on Channel 7 News!

Our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is making more and more progress at the construction site. On a recent Channel 7 News story, Museum COO Frank Steslow showed 7News around the construction site, talking about the cultural, educational, … Continue reading

Posted in MiaSci at Large | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Tour of the Construction Site by President/CEO Gillian Thomas

This week, Gillian Thomas, President and CEO of the Miami Science Museum, took the Miami Herald on a tour of the construction site of our upcoming Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. The excitement is building, as the Museum … Continue reading

Posted in In the Community, MiaSci at Large | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Real Time-Lapse Video

If you read the recent post on this blog and were hoping for a real time-lapse video of the construction so far on our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, your wish has been granted. The following video … Continue reading

Posted in In the Community, MiaSci at Large | Tagged | Leave a comment

This is a Public Service Announcement from Your Eco-Ambassador

With the help of a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant and the Museum’s Reclamation Project, students participating in the Museum’s Upward Bound program are serving as Eco-Ambassadors to south Florida’s unique environments. We have all seen the PSAs (public … Continue reading

Posted in For Students, In the Museum, MiaSci at Large | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Channel 10 Visits the Construction Site for Our New Museum!

Museum President and CEO Gillian Thomas, Vice President of Marketing Tony Lima, and the workers at the construction site for the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science had a very special visitor this week. Channel 10 WPLG reporter … Continue reading

Posted in In the Community, MiaSci at Large | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Eco-Ambassadors Unite!

On Saturday, December 8th, 60 Upward Bound Eco-Ambassadors joined a group of volunteers from Miami-Dade College in replanting almost 1,000 mangrove propagules at R. Hardy Matheson Preserve. The Preserve is undergoing a major management effort by Miami-Dade County to remove … Continue reading

Posted in For Students, In the Community, MiaSci at Large, Partnerships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Taking Nature Back with Eco-Art

In recent times, it seems more and more difficult for humans to avoid negatively impacting nature. But that does not mean that we can’t make a positive impact. The Museum’s eco-art Reclamation Project works to help restore our coastal environments. … Continue reading

Posted in For Students, In the Community, MiaSci at Large | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Committee Moves Full Steam Ahead on Plans for the 2013 Galaxy Gala

Under the leadership of co-chairs Nancy Batchelor and Nicole Lozano, along with a stellar committee of the leading ladies and gentlemen of Miami’s business and philanthropic communities, the Committee for the 2013 Galaxy Gala is off to a great start! … Continue reading

Posted in In the Community, In the Museum, MiaSci at Large, Partnerships | Tagged , | Leave a comment