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Lab manager Juliann Chavez, center, meets with education partners in the Explore More Life lab. She recently was awarded a community engagement award from Miami University.

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.

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From rocket launches to fossil records, Discovery Place Summer Camps are offering a host of new and exciting subjects for kids to explore.

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.

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Bosch's support made it possible for 10 teachers to attend two professional development programs in the Museum and at Discovery Place Education Studio.

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.

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Rizzo, Remy, Templeton, Splinter and Fievel are the newest rat-letes for Discovery Place.

Thank you to everyone who voted on names for our new rat basketball players!

Based on your input, here is the starting lineup for your Discovery Place Rat Basketball team:

1. Rizzo
2. Remy
3. Templeton
4. Splinter
5. Fievel

Our "rat-letes" are ready to hit the court to start training hard for their Museum debut later this year.…

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Rat Basketball is coming back to Discovery Place!

Discovery Place is bringing Rat Basketball back to Charlotte!

Help us name our "rat-letes" by voting for your top five favorite names.

Voting ends Monday, January 12.

Click here to cast your vote.

The new team will be announced next week on Facebook.…

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Need some help with your holiday shopping? Check out our top gift ideas for 2014.

All items are available at Shop Science, open seven days a week during regular Museum hours and now offering extended hours just in time for the holidays.

Shop Science will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays through December 19.

Discovery Place Members receive a 20% discount on all purchases. All purchases help support the mission of Discovery Place, a nonprofit organization.

NeoTracks ($29.99) - Send your motorized car up hills, through tunnels and over bridges with this flexible track … Keep reading.

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