Thursday , 14 December 2017
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Educator Saturdays are back at Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum and Discovery Place KIDS all month long

dpEvery Saturday in September, all Discovery Place Inc. Museums are celebrating the back-to-school season with Educator Saturdays, offering educators and one guest FREE admission to Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham.

Educator Saturdays provide the opportunity to explore an array of exhibitions, labs, live programming, outdoor adventures and films that are offered daily, and consider how these experiences enhance student learning. From hands-on lab demonstrations on innovative technology to live animal interactions and imaginative role playing, our Museums help educators meet demanding curriculum requirements by offering engaging, state-of-the-art educational experiences. Attending educators will also have the chance to win a FREE field trip for their class (transportation not included).

When visiting Discovery Place, educators can also stop by Discovery Place Education Studio at Bank of America STEM Center for Career Development<> from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. to learn about new course offerings and register to win a FREE professional development course. Educators can explore professional development offerings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). There are courses for all interests, grade levels and curriculums, from building your own classroom 3D printer to learning how storybooks can support Common Core standards for engineering. Come see what all the buzz is about!

Educator Saturdays will be held during regular Museum hours on Saturday, September 5, 12, 19 and 26. Educators must present their school ID to receive free admission and special offers. Parking will be validated for educators on the day of each event. Reservations are not required but educators should visit Admissions upon arrival to register and receive information and parking validation. For more information call 704.372.6261 x300 or<>.

About Discovery Place
One of the top hands-on science museums in the nation, Discovery Place provides ever-changing, entertaining facilities that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature. The Museum brings relevant, contemporary science to life through groundbreaking exhibitions, interactive educational programming and hands-on activities.

Discovery Place is located in uptown Charlotte at 301 N. Tryon Street. Convenient parking is available in the Museum’s parking deck – the Carol Grotnes Belk Complex – at the corner of Sixth and Church Streets. For more information about Discovery Place, call 704.372.6261, visit<> or connect with Discovery Place on Facebook<>, Twitter<>, Instagram<> and YouTube<>.

Discovery Place, Inc. owns and operates Discovery Place, Charlotte Nature Museum, Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville and Discovery Place KIDS-Rockingham and is supported, in part, with funding from the Arts & Science Council.

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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