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Getting to watch children learn, grow up and help each other is perhaps the best part of Lindsay Stewart's job as Discovery Place Camp Coordinator.

It's not always the information or the "stuff" that makes a Camp — it's the connection Campers make with each other, our staff and our volunteers.

Our Summer Camps presenters and teen apprentice volunteers provide incredible leadership for the Campers, but it's even more incredible to watch the Campers grow into mentors themselves.

A year ago, we received a nervous first-year Camper who was going into kindergarten in the fall. We often have shy or nervous 5-year-olds, but this one stood out.

Every morning, I went to her car door, opened it with a smile and greeted her by name, like I do with each of my Campers. She never really got out … she sort of oozed, like a non-Newtonian fluid, pouring onto the sidewalk into a puddle.

I took her hand, helped her put on her backpack, made… Keep reading.

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Have you met Nikola Tesla, inventor of the modern alternating current electrical supply system?

Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet him this Thursday, Friday and Saturday when he makes his final visit to 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the stories behind some of his most famous inventions.

Check out the video below to learn more about what inspired him and hear his advice for future inventors.



101 Inventions That Changed The World closes April 21.…

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Juliann Chavez explored Arenal, an active stratovolcano in northwestern Costa Rica, as part of a research expedition for the Global Field Master's Program at Miami University of Ohio.

As part of a group of 22 educators, Juliann Chavez recently completed a field research expedition in Costa Rica for the Global Field Master's Program at Miami University of Ohio. The four key components of the Global Field Master's Program are inquiry, participatory education, community-based conservation, and ecology. In her role at Discovery Place, Juliann teaches inquiry and conservation daily in the Explore More Life lab.

This is the second installment in a four-part blog series. Read Part I and Part II.

After finishing up our research in La Selva Biological reserve, we headed out to La Fortuna to explore Arenal, an active stratovolcano in northwestern Costa Rica.

We reached the tiny, beautiful town of La Fortuna late in the afternoon. As I walked to my room for the night, I w… Keep reading.

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Have you met Galileo, father of modern physics?

He's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the story of one of the world's earliest telescopes.

Check out the video below to learn more about his revolutionary scientific discovery and what drew him to a career in science.



Don't miss out on 101 Inventions That Changed The World, on exhibition in the Southeast for a limited time!…

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Have you met Berenib, queen of the ancient Egyptian society that invented hieroglyphics?

She's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the story behind the first written language.

Check out the video below to learn more about her role in history and the importance of the Narmer Palette.

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Have you met Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone?

He's stopping by Discovery Place periodically during 101 Inventions That Changed The World to share the story behind his most famous invention.

But Alexander Graham Bell has more than just the telephone on his mind. Check out the video below to learn about his work, his hobbies and his thoughts on how we use the phone today.



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