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When the Census 2000 data was released, Wendy Grant, the Fleet Science Center’s Director of Marketing and Communications, noted the projected rise in the senior population. Knowing that a significant portion of seniors live on a fixed income, Grant felt that it was important to make the museum financially accessible to seniors on a regular basis. “But we wanted to provide more than just discounted admission, “says Grant. “We wanted to offer programming targeted to that age group.”
America Wild: National Parks Adventure is an exciting and inspiring film. But as a Canadian science center, Science World British Columbia in Vancouver wanted to show some of the nature, history, and adventure that its visitors could experience in Canada’s own national parks. Science World just happened to be welcoming an outreach team from Parks Canada into the building for the summer, and they both shared similar goals, along with a specific goal of introducing visitors to Canada’s newest national park. Science World took advantage of the lucky timing to achieve both goals with one program.
Maryland Science Center’s comprehensive educator workshop to support the film Flight of the Butterflies (SK Films) was instrumental in building awareness of the film among teachers and the general public, encouraging monarch-related citizen science efforts, and providing film viewers with additional information and resources to extend learning well beyond the science center visit and film screening.
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