Dec 1, 2016

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER PARTNERS WITH LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS TO SPREAD STEM INSPIRATION


Two exciting programs on Dec. 10, will support and cultivate interest in STEM for all ages.
 
STEMinista Saturday Workshop: The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) has partnered with Arts and Scraps, a Detroit non-profit organization that helps children think, create and learn through unique programs, for the upcoming STEMinista Saturday Workshop. During the event, the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor and the Girl Scouts Southeastern Michigan will facilitate activities focused on the art of invention and will challenge participants to create a prototype to help solve an everyday problem.
 
Additionally, participants will hear from Alison Bazil, Manager, Engineering Learning and Development at Ford Motor Company. Bazil will share her career story and explain why she chose a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) profession.
 
STEMinista Saturday Workshops are underwritten by Ford Motor Company.
 
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
FX: Family Xperience: To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5 - 11), MiSci has teamed up with Grand Circus, a Detroit tech company, to host this year’s Hour of Code, a global movement to increase tech accessibility and education. During the one-hour coding session, guests will use an array of self-paced exercises and tools that simplify the coding experience. This event is designed for youth (6 years and older) and their parents.
 
Guests are invited to bring unwrapped children’s gifts to donate to The Children’s Center in Detroit, which works with children who struggle with behavioral, emotional, educational, intellectual and developmental challenges. The gifts will be used in The Children’s Center’s holiday shop, which allows parent to “shop” for their children free of charge. All guests with a donation on Dec. 10 will receive a Buy One, Get One Free coupon for the Michigan Science Center’s Glow Nights: a series of special evening events featuring the Creatures of Light exhibit, hands-on activities and demos, planetarium shows and more. Visit Mi-Sci.org for dates and to purchase tickets.
 
Session pre-registration is required. All guests are advised to bring their own laptops.
 
When: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (four one-hour sessions)
 
Where: The Michigan Science Center
              5020 John R St
              Detroit, MI 48202
              Parking Information
 
About the Michigan Science Center


The Michigan Science Center is a hands-on museum that inspires curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a creative, dynamic learning environment. The Science Center features five theaters, including Michigan’s largest screen at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre; the Dassault Systèmes Planetarium; the Toyota Engineering 4D Theater; the DTE Energy Sparks Theater; the Chrysler Science Stage; a 9,800 square-foot Traveling Science Hall for special exhibits; hands-on exhibit galleries focusing on space, life and physical science; Kids Town just for pint-size scientists; along with, education and outreach programs. The Michigan Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and does not receive support from the city of Detroit or the state of Michigan. For more information, please call 313.577.8400 or visit the website, www.Mi-Sci.org

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