Eco-Inspired Activities Were Held At The Museum Of Discovery And Science

Eco-Inspired Activities At The Museum Of Discovery And Science

There was an eco-extravaganza in April at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)! Participants learned all about the Earth, sustainability practices and our planet’s beneficial and playful inhabitants. “April is one of our favorite months at MODS as we focus on our home planet and how to care for and sustain its curious creatures,” said Joseph P. Cox, president and CEO of MODS. “Guests learn about wildlife diversity, ecosystems maintenance, beneficial plant practices and more through thought-provoking STEAM-based programs and activities.”

On weekends attendees got to dive into Florida’s unique coastal ecosystems, meet its fascinating wildlife and design solutions to protect endangered species. The youngest nature lovers lovers (ages 0-6), explored Florida’s ecosystems and discovered the importance of safe havens for animals.

MODS’ Food Forest Tours and Tastings on Saturdays and Sundays featured a tour of the MODS Food Forest and exploring the fascinating world of sustainable gardening and permaculture.

During MODS’ Camp STEAMology: Into the Earth children ages 5 – 10 got their hands dirty by exploring the soil of our environment. They learned about the layers beneath the Earth: soil, limestone and clay, and fabricated different soil types for plants to grow. Campers also learned about the Florida aquifer system and built their own aquifer testing materials that separate and filter sediments and pollutants.

MODS’ signature Breakfast with Our Otters featured a mingling opportunity with a darling, playful and charismatic river otter duo accompanied by the Life Sciences team.

Ladybug, ladybug fly away…right into the MODS Food Forest to stay! guests were part of a colorful and beneficial Ladybug Release. During the release, guests explored the role that insects, especially ladybugs, play in the environment and how they impact humans.

Those in attendance learned more about our planet’s wildlife and conservation efforts in a variety of stunning IMAX® documentary films, including Back From The Brink: Saved From Extinction, Blue Whales, Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear, Jane Goodall:
Reasons For Hope and more.

Children were also able to visit and investigate underwater marvels in MODS’ latest traveling exhibit, Voyage to the Deep – Underwater Adventures. They were able to “Seas” the day and embark on the legendary Nautilus submarine with Captain Nemo for an interactive journey of underwater exploration! The exhibition was created and developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum, an Australian Government entity. Flying Fish manages the exhibit tour. It is locally sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital.

Founded in 1976 as the Discovery Center, today the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is at the forefront of science education, innovation and exploration. MODS connects people to inspiring science, providing STEM education and cultural experiences for 450,000+ visitors annually.

Eco-Inspired Activities Were Held At The Museum Of Discovery And Science
Eco-Inspired Activities Were Held At The Museum Of Discovery And Science