Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Celebration of New Internship Program in Partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools 5/29/12

Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Celebration of New Internship Program in Partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 6-7:30 p.m.
Miami Science Museum
3280 S. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33129
Free parking available on-site.

6-6:30 p.m.: Students show their work on their iPads during arrival
6:30 p.m.: Greeting and opening remarks by Miami Science Museum President Gillian Thomas
6:35 p.m.: Opening remarks by Miami-Dade County Public Schools official
6:40 p.m.: Program Lead Teacher Susan O’Connor describes the program and provides an overview of the Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya projects
6:45 p.m.: Wendy Wolf of Vizcaya speaks about the program experience
6:50 p.m.: Student presentation: Vizcaya iBook
7:05 p.m.: Jennifer Santer of Miami Science Museum speaks about the program experience
7:10 p.m.: Student presentation: Miami Science Museum mobile app

The Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are hosting a celebration of their Internship @ Miami Science Museum and Vizcaya program in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools. During the event, attendees will preview the accomplishments of the students currently in the program, and learn more about it from program representatives.

In attendance will be Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and 27 students in the program, along with their families. In addition, representatives of Miami Science Museum, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and Miami-Dade County Public Schools will be speaking about the program. Students will present the work they have accomplished thus far, including projects on their iPads, a Miami Science Museum mobile app, Vizcaya iBook, and more. Refreshments will be provided.

The program was introduced in spring 2012 at Miami Science Museum toenhance real-world training for high school students interested in embarking on a career in science and/or technology, and at Vizcaya Museum for those interested in a career arts, history and environment. The program is being piloted in partnership with Coral Gables Senior High School and MAST Academy, and provides 11th grade students with class credit in exchange for the experiential learning opportunity.

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