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Educators participate in a Making Sense of Science course at Discovery Place. Discovery Place Education Studio was recently selected as the first WestEd Making Sense of Science professional development partner on East Coast.

Discovery Place Education Studio was recently selected as the East Coast's first host site for WestEd Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) professional development courses.

Starting in June, the Education Studio will offer expanded professional development offerings for K-8 science teachers through its affiliate partnership with WestEd, a national education research and development nonprofit.

"This partnership between WestEd and Discovery Place is a fantastic match. Both organizations are passionate about science and committed to supporting teachers in professional learning. Discovery Place Educ… Keep reading.

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Trinity Episcopal School educator Dee Lanier wears Google Glass atop his head to let other educators and students know he isn't photographing or recording them without permission. He has partnered with Discovery Place to explore the use of the hands-free, wearable computer in education.

This is Part II in an ongoing series by Dee Lanier, an educator at Trinity Episcopal School and a Discovery Place STEM Fellow. He is partnering with Discovery Place to explore the use of Google Glass in education.

What I did not make entirely clear in my last post was the fact that although there were a lot of conversations with Discovery Place over the course of a couple of months, Google Glass came to Trinity Episcopal School pretty much unannounced.

Due to the fact that there were so many starts and stutters, and my own defensive instincts kicking in (I refuse to get too excited about s… Keep reading.

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Trinity Episcopal School educator Dee Lanier, bottom left wearing Google Glass, has partnered with Discovery Place to explore the use of the hands-free, wearable computer in education.

This is Part I in an ongoing series by Dee Lanier, an educator at Trinity Episcopal School and a Discovery Place STEM Fellow. He is partnering with Discovery Place to explore the use of Google Glass in education.

You might have already heard of Google Glass. If so, you probably have an opinion or two about it.

Extreme techies like myself are excited about this new wearable interactive technology designed by Google. Privacy concerns, conspiracy theories and data-mining fears aside, when I first heard about Glass, I knew I had to have a pair.

Well, that time has come! Although I do not tec… Keep reading.

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Van Gogh Alive opens today at Discovery Place, and the artist himself recently stopped by the WBTV News studio to talk about this revolutionary new exhibition, debuting in the Southeast for the first time.



Get your tickets now for Van Gogh Alive, available at Discovery Place for a limited time…

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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… 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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