The Museum continues to bring together “science stars” from all over Miami, in the form of both scientists and students. Through the Science Stars program with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the Museum is providing access to local scientists, as well as to the Museum itself, for students that may not have the opportunity otherwise. The latest round of young science stars are from Edison Park K-8 Center. On November 5th, students in grades 5-7 met with Dr. Chris Landsea, Science and Operations Officer of the National Hurricane Center, who came to their school to tell them about hurricanes and climate change. During Dr. Landsea’s presentation, students did what any good scientist would do – they asked lots of lots of questions! A couple weeks later, on November 21st, those students and their families were invited back to the Museum, and had free access to explore the Museum and eat yummy complimentary pizza. Some of the quotes overheard from attendees:
“I love this place!”
“I don’t want to go home!”
“This is the best place ever!”
“Can I come back again?”
We hope the next time they come back is very soon!