Winners of the Art of Recycling Sculpture Contest were announced last night at a reception at the Museum of Discovery. Four winners were selected out of 13 total entries from schools in Pulaski County.
Third to fifth grade winners include “Recycle Girl” by fifth-grader Diamond Morgan from Washington Elementary and “Recycle My Heart,” a group project by Ciarra Goran, Nylan Baker, Judea Hunt, Mya Robinson, Champagne Blakemore, Sierra Hughes, McKenzie Ingram, Thurston Larry and Daishaun Daniel, all fifth-graders at Seventh Street and Glenview Elementary in the North Little Rock School District.
Diamond Morgan with “Recycle Girl”
Winners receive $300 for their school’s art program. The sculptures, made out of recycled materials, like plastic bottles and newspapers, will be on display at the Museum of Discovery until April 30.
This first-ever contest was open to grades kindergarten to fifth and was sponsored by the Regional Recycling and Waste Reduction District. It is designed to educate kids about which items can be recycled and how items can be reused, says Reita Miller, the district’s public outreach specialist.
Are your children future game developers, civil engineers in the making, or perhaps the next wave of spacial designers? Kids who love to build, create and design will enjoy the new exhibit opening tomorrow at the Museum of Discovery. Design Zone is a hands-on, interactive exhibit allowing visitors the opportunity to experiment with the processes and tools behind successful design. It’s a wonderful opportunity to combine science-based learning and weekend fun.
Is your child is curious about the ocean and its vast, unexplored depths? Do they enjoy learning about how technology leads to new discoveries? Beginning this Saturday at Museum of Discovery, the whole family can get an up close look at the mysteries of the ocean depths.
Developed by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), the world’s largest non-profit ocean science research institution, this3,000 square foot interactive exhibit takes visitors through hands-on exploration and discovery into the deep undersea world. Visitors will explore the newly discovered life forms and shipwrecks, including the Titanic. Visitors will also get an up-close look at the ways in which technology is altering how we see the undiscovered depths and be able to explore this technology first hand. For example, you can view the interior replica of the submersible Alvin’s personnel sphere and dive to depths of up to three miles. You can also fly a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) over a model of the Titanic’s deck and so much more.
And if you’re curious about how the ocean is always changing and transforming, you’ll get a chance to see how currents created by superheated water erupting from the vents carry vital nutrients, which support life forms that few have ever dreamed existed. Among the more than 500 newly discovered species are five-feet long tubeworms with bright red heads rich in hemoglobin, “squat lobsters” and giant white clams the size of dinner plates.
Extreme Deep, designed for ages six and older, introduces biology, chemistry, geology, history, exploration and the critical role that technology plays in understanding our world and its future. The exhibit will run through July 29th.
Clear your calendars for next Saturday, January 14 – because the Museum of Discovery will finally open its newly remodeled doors at 9:00 am! Featuring a new, national exhibit entitled “Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas,” this long-time favorite destination for both kids and their parents will be boasting a completely new look. Starting with the large, clearly identifiable entrance on the east end of the building, visitors will be astounded at the new and the updated exhibits inside. What makes the Museum of Discovery so special? It features nearly a hundred exhibits which invite little hands to touch, poke, ask and explore. There are no velvet ropes separating children from the exhibits – everything inside the museum is designed with kids in mind. The three new galleries are focused on health, physical science and earth science. A new “tinkering” studio has been built to spark creative innovation.
The hours for the museum are Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and closed on Mondays. Admission is $10 for ages 12 and older, $8 for ages 1-11, under age 1 is free! The MoD is located in the River Market at 500 President Clinton Ave., Suite 150, Little Rock. (501) 396.7050.