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A Groundbreaking Without Shovels?

On April 16th, 2014, we held our ?shovel-free? groundbreaking ceremony.  The decision to make the groundbreaking ?shovel-free? was, in part, due to the fact that dirt work had already begun on the site.  We also didn?t feel the traditional groundbreaking ceremony was a good fit for us.  We wanted to do something unique, and most importantly, something FUN!  Instead of shovels, community members staked the site with lightning bolts called Zings, symbolizing the sparking of ideas that brought this project to fruition.

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Children's Books Promoting Tinkering

Want to inspire tinkering and creativity in your kids? Here are some book suggestions from the Scott Family Amazeum team.

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Tinkering with Teachers

Fayetteville Public Schools teachers learn the how and why of tinkering.

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Learning to Solder

Amazeum staff members, educators learn how to solder.

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Full STEAM Ahead!

We rounded off our first summer of Amazeum camps with STEAM Camp. We covered a different letter of the STEAM acronym each day: Science on Monday, Technology on Tuesday, Engineering on Wednesday, Art on Thursday, and Math on Friday. These photos offer a sneak peek into some of the exploration that took place at STEAM Camp!

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Curiosity Camp

We?ve all heard of ?take your child to work day?. This summer at the Amazeum, we reversed this idea. We hosted a ?bring your adult to camp? week where four and five year olds had a chance to immerse their caregivers into the world of play.  

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The Science of Acting

The Science of Acting Camp, our second camp of the summer in partnership with Trike Theatre, drew from themes common to both science and drama to create a unique and collaborative program.  This camp was a perfect example of a partnership program as it offered a little bit of everything for both the performer and the scientist in all of us.

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Magic School Bus Summer Camp

During the week of July 21-25, 2014, the Amazeum partnered with Trike Theatre to offer our first ever partnership camp. Each morning during that week, we hopped on the Magic School Bus and let Mrs. Frizzle take us on a different journey each day. Children pre-k through 2nd grade looked at the same theme through a different lens at each of the three stations they visited?art, drama, and science.

 

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Amazeum + Public Libraries = Outrageous Fun!

The Amazeum created a big splash in Northwest Arkansas by partnering with the local public libraries during summer 2014. In June and July, we went out to 10 public libraries to give more than 1,400 people a sneak peek of the Amazeum?s hands-on style of exploring. 

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Finishing Concrete on Ground Floor-

Today marked an important day in the construction schedule - the last major concrete pour of the ground floor!