Lifelong Learning Success
Fernbank After Dark Adult Science Series Draws Millennials for Lifelong Learning Experiences
Launched as part of an ongoing initiative to inspire an interest in and understanding of science and natural history, Fernbank Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, debuted its all-new, adults-only science series, Fernbank After Dark in February 2017. Held on the second Friday of each month, Fernbank After Dark features experiences themed specifically to the science-based topic of the month for the 21+ crowd, a new audience for the museum and the next candidates for family memberships. Click here to read more about the program.
Discovery Place Science Brings the Arctic to North Carolina
While showing To the Arctic, Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, North Carolina, became an Arctic Ambassador Center for Polar Bears International. Through a collaborative, interdepartmental effort, Discovery Place Science—led by Director of Science Labs Juliann Chavez—launched programs that celebrate both International Polar Bear Day (February 27) and International Sea Ice Day (July 15). Click here to read more about the program.
IMAX’s new augmented reality (AR) project, launched to coincide with the giant screen documentary Pandas, has taken the concept of extending the learning experience beyond the theater to a whole new technological level. With the AR app, kids interact with a panda named Genius to learn more about the pandas they just saw in the theater. The free app is IMAX’s first foray into AR and is a first-of-its-kind AR experience. Click here to read more about the program.
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