Public Science Day 2000:
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National Public Science Day 2000

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2000
Time: 10 AM to 2 PM
Location: Miami Museum of Science
Address: 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL
Metrorail: Vizcaya Station

The Miami Museum of Science in partnership with Avocado, Pine Lake and Redland Elementary Schools of Miami-Dade County will celebrate National Public Science Day 2000 on February 17, 2000. The partnership was selected as one of fifteen participating teams for the celebration of National Public Science Day 2000. The mission of National public Science Day is to raise public awareness about the importance of science education in the U.S. and abroad, and to heighten the enthusiasm for science and technology learning and understanding across all demographics. The Public Science Day 2000 program fosters an increase in the public understanding of science by facilitating partnerships between formal and informal science institutions. The theme of the event this year is The Science of Everyday Things and Inventions. Approximately 400 students in grades K - 5 will participate.

This celebration will take place at the Miami Museum of Science where student inventions will be showcased. Students will have the opportunity to share their inventions, explain the scientific principles behind them and meet other students who they know only through e-mail. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in the museum's new interactive exhibit entitled, High Wire Acts and Feats of Balance. The exhibit offers the opportunity to ride a high-wire cycle like the circus pros and limbo like a natural. Students will experience the principles of balance and gravity firsthand. In addition to the museum galleries, students will also be invited to the Space Transit Planetarium at the Museum and learn about space, the stars and the history of astronomical explorations.

Look for our showcase scrapbook after February 17.