Archive for June, 2013

Movies and moonlight walks at Fernbank Museum

June 21, 2013 Leave a comment

FMNHHot days outside are the perfect time to visit the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

This summer’s IMAX movies are “Titans of the Ice Age” (through Aug. 15, 2013) and “Under the Sea” (through Sept. 5). Note that there is an additional charge for IMAX theater films.

Also this summer, through Aug. 18, the museum is hosting “Extreme Mammals,” an exhibit showcasing some of the biggest, smallest and most amazing mammals on Earth. The exhibit is included with admission to the museum.

Other special events at Fernbank this summer include Reptile Day on July 20 and a night walk in the Fernbank Forest on July 5.


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Fossils and fireworks at Tellus

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

TellusSummer boredom setting in? Check out the calendar of upcoming events at Tellus Museum in Cartersville:

This Saturday, June 22, 2013: Paleontology / fossil workshop. Registration required.

June 26: Lunch and Learn: Chemistry of fireworks

July 24: Lunch and Learn: Magic of science


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New STEM web site seeks teen input

June 4, 2013 Leave a comment

sparticlAs I wrote in my most recent post, I recently attended the Global Finals of Destination Imagination. While I was there, I met some folks who are building a new STEM web site for teens, especially those ages 13 to 15.

The site, called Sparticl, will feature articles, videos, games and activities. Teens can earn points and badges for participating in the site, sharing content with friends, and contributing content of their own. It’s a project from Twin Cities Public Television.

Sparticl is still in beta right now, which is where you can help. The site’s creators are looking for teenage beta testers to test drive the site and give their feedback about what works — and what needs work. Go to the site if you’d like to sign up.

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