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Science and good cheer

Here’s another post from the folks helping to organize the Nashville conference: We’re only about a week away from heading to Music City for our annual NSTA conference, and we couldn’t be staying at the recently renovated Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center at a better time. They just kicked off their annual A Country […]

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Nashville honky tonks

Here’s another post from the folks helping to organize the Nashville conference: If there are two things Nashville knows it’s good music and good food. Music is the very heart of Nashville. Long recognized as the world’s capital of country music, the flip side of Music City boasts sounds of pop, rock, gospel, bluegrass, jazz, […]

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Science of Music City

Some folks helping to organize the NSTA Conference in Nashville offered to share some insights into science and happenings in and around Nashville. Here’s what they have to say about the “Science of Music City” It is a city that is best known for its music; where music is written, recorded and performed. Nashville is […]

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A little culture in KC

For those science educators who think Kansas City is all about science this week, you’re wrong. Last night for $1.50 each way, I rode the MAX, KC’s bus system, from the Marriott on 13th and Wyandotte to the Museum stop for a three block walk to a world class art museum, the Nelson Atkins Museum […]

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Meet the author

The NSTA Store has a corner where we can meet the authors of current and popular books. Steve Rich was here today to sign copies of his latest book Outdoor Science: A Practical Guide. There are lots of opportunities to get outside in Philadelphia, including Fairmount Park (one of the largest urban parks in the […]

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Take a musical break

Catty-corner from the Mariott Hotel in Philadelphia is a national musical treasure: the Wanamaker organ (yes, the store is a Macy’s now). This is the largest operational pipe organ in the world. At the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ website, you can read about its history and specifications as well as listen to a sound […]

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The history of science—we’ve come a long way, baby!

Philadelphia boasts several wonderful institutes and museums that bring the history of science alive.  The locations are throughout the city but provide the visitor with the ability to step into the world of science from a different vantage point. One such location is the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia.  The Institute began in […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words

A trivia fact that I once read about Philadelphia is that they have more public art than any city in the country. While I’m not sure if this is accurate, I can tell you that Philadelphia is a wonderful city for murals and art on the sides of buildings. This was one of my favorite […]

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It’s not Broadway—but NSTA will see its name in lights!

If you are planning on attending the Philadelphia conference, don’t forget to “look up” … specifically at night.  NSTA conference attendees will be welcomed to the city of brotherly love by having a scrolling message across the “Crown Lights” on the PECO building.  This is a Philadelphia tradition that started on the bicentennial—July 4, 1976.  […]

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Restaurants, theaters, and sights to see in Minneapolis

Jean Tushie offers a few tips on things to see, do, and eat in Minneapolis: Each day of the NSTA conference, it’s over by 5:00 PM.  On Thursday night, as part of the conference, there is a social event featuring the Physics. But at 6-7:00 PM, the night is yet young!  This is so true, […]

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