Discovery Place Museums

Discovery Place Museums

Put Discovery Place at the top of your back-to-school checklist!!

A regional network of four hands—on museums (science, nature, and two kids Museums), an Outreach team, and newly developed digital content are all designed to engage and inspire our community to learn science, nature, and design.  Active learning is at the heart of the transformative Discovery Place experience because an active learner is an engaged learner, curious about the world and determined to make the future. Join us, as we embark upon a new school year, right where you are, and let’s partner to engage your students in meaningful experiences in science, nature, and design.
 We’re here to help you create the perfect plan to engage students in meaningful STEM experiences for the 2022-23 school year. New offerings this year include coding, intro to 3D modeling, making with Minecraft and more! Discovery Place offers a broad catalog of workshops and field trips at all our Museums to meet your educational needs. Both in-person and digital options are available!

EDUCATOR CONTACT INFO

Lakishab@discoveryplace.org

http://www.discoveryplacescience.org

  301 N Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

Mecklenberg

(704)372-6261x300

OPERATION RAINFOREST

Program description

Children will explore the rainforest in Discovery Place Science’s World Alive to practice observation skills and compare the plants and
animals that call the rainforest home. They will also discuss ways their lives are impacted by the rainforest and how they can help and protect this precious biome.

Booking / scheduling contact

Lakisha Bailey

   704.372.6261

 lakishab@discoveryplace.org

Program detail
Artistic discipline: Multi-discipline
Cultural Origin: Other
Program type: Day Trip
Population served: Kindergarten, Pre-K
Subject: Other, Science
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Monday – Friday

Available times:

Times are customizable.

Location(s):

Discovery Place Science
301 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Fees / Ticketing:

$17 per student (includes museum admission) plus any applicable sales and use taxes. 1 chaperone per 10 students required and admitted free. Additional chaperones, booked in advance, are admitted at the $8.50 school rate.)

EDUCATION STANDARDS

NC Standard Course of Study:

R1- Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text (in our case follow written instructions to complete activities and experiments and make conclusions).

R7 -Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words (in our case participate in hands-on activities and experiments that result in observations and conclusions).

R10 -Read and understand complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently, connecting prior knowledge and experiences to text (in our case science and technical writing).

SL1 – Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

SL2 – Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally (in our case participation in labs and programs where ideas and questions are presented using various media).

SL4 – Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (in our case working in groups, sharing ideas and communicating ideas and findings with others).

NC Essential Standards:

1.E.1 Recognize the features and patterns of the earth/moon/sun system as observed from Earth.

1.E.1.1 Recognize differences in the features of the day and night sky and apparent movement of objects across the sky as observed from Earth.

1.E.1.2 Recognize patterns of observable changes in the Moon’s appearance from day to day.

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notice of three weeks is required for a full refund. Cancellations with less than three weeks’ notice are non-refundable but may be rescheduled for a visit within a 12-month period. There is no fee for rescheduling as long as the class or visit is rescheduled within one week of the cancellation date and the visit is completed within the 12 months of the originally scheduled date. Changes to the number of attendees must be made three days prior to the program or visit to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued the day of the visit, and no refunds will be issued for amounts of $10.00 or less.