April 24, 2015
Is there an outstanding educator in your life who deserves a special gift?
Nominate your favorite teacher to win a gift of education!
We're looking for dedicated teachers who inspire students and nurture their passions for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Five educators will be selected to receive a free content workshop or technology workshop of their choice at Discovery Place Education Studio.
Nominations must be submitted by Wednesday, April 29. One winning teacher will be announced each day of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4 - 8.
Nominees may be Pre K - 12… Keep reading.
April 13, 2015
April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week!
In the past year, more than 300 volunteers have generously given their time, talent and energy to bringing science and nature to life at our Museums.
This week, we’re spotlighting one of our youngest volunteers, Gloria Kirk, who joined Discovery Place’s Apprentice Leadership Program in the fall of 2014.
The Apprentice Leadership Program provides students ages 12-17 with the opportunity to build critical thinking and leadership skills and gain knowledge of science and education while working closely with Museum professionals. These dedicated teen… Keep reading.
Discovery Place lab manager Juliann Chavez, a graduate student in the Global Field Program (GFP) from Miami University's Project Dragonfly, has been awarded a Community Engagement badge from the university for making a difference in human and ecological communities.
As part of the GFP, students like Chavez apply the tools of conservation science and advance the tenets central to the master's degree: inquiry, community and voice.
Through her conservation science and community course project entitled "Charlotte Creeks: Mapping the Health of Reedy Creek," Juliann created awareness for the … Keep reading.
February 27, 2015
Posted By: Lindsay Stewart
Summer Camps are back! We’ve got several new and exciting topics we’ll be exploring this year, from Natural Wonders to Paleohistory to Sounds of Summer.
This summer’s featured exhibition is Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World, and I hope campers are ready to rock with our brand new camp, Sounds of Summer. It’s an introduction to all things audio, both natural and manmade, for rising 4th and 5th graders. Audiophiles will explore the exhibition, study and tinker with instrument making and learn about sound waves, vibration and more during this week-long camp.
Our 3- and 4-year-old… Keep reading.
February 11, 2015
Dianne Chipps Bailey, vice chair of the Board of Trustees for Discovery Place, is setting aside her fear of dancing to raise money for the Museum's new Welcome program.
Dianne will perform Saturday, March 7, in Dancing with the Stars of Charlotte, Charlotte Ballet's annual gala. The fundraiser pairs local celebrities with the professional dancers of Charlotte Ballet to raise funds for the ballet company and for each local celebrity's chosen charity.
Launched in December, the Welcome program provides low-cost access to families with EBT or WIC cards. Parents or caregivers who present thei… Keep reading.
January 22, 2015
We would like to extend a BIG thank you to Bosch Global and Bosch Community Fund for sponsoring our Explore More Stuff robotics lab this month.
Throughout January, Museum visitors have been able to move motors, flash lights and make sounds all by connecting inputs to outputs. Self-guided activity stations allowed them to learn about the communication between an information processing system (like a computer) and the outside world, such as a human or another information processing system. Then they could take their new-found knowledge and manipulate computer code to make an electromechanical … Keep reading.