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Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the 22nd Annual Celebration of Running 5K will be held at Orlando Cultural Park across from the Orlando Science Center.

Participants from all fitness levels are invited to walk or run the 3.1-mile course located throughout quaint neighborhoods on the outskirts of downtown Orlando. Paid entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, ice-cold refreshments, Florida Hospital’s interactive health screenings and special prizes awarded to significant finishers at the end of the race.

There will also be a Healthy 100 Kids' Run. Kids' runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 yards to one mile and children will be placed in age-appropriate groups. The first 125 registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

Enjoy a scenic route as you celebrate running with Track Shack and support Orlando Science Center at the same time. 

For more info and to register, visit the event page at www.trackshack.com.

 


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Saturday, July 26, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Book Readings, Giveaways and Sketches

Ethan Long is an award-winning and internationally recognized children's book author and illustrator, and will read two of his books — "Clara and Clem: Under the Sea" and "Me and My Big Mouse" — in KidsTown. He'll also be giving away some of his books and providing sketches to kids.

Ethan has written more than 70 children's books, won a Theodor Seuss Geisel Award and has an Emmy-nominated television series to his credit. Just about all of his awake time is spent writing stories, drawing pictures and spending time with his family. Since graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design in 1991, he has dedicated himself to his business and craft and explored many avenues for his artistic endeavors.

Visit Ethan's website at www.EthanLong.com.

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Members spent exclusive time in KidsTown at the July Member Monday and experienced a close encounter with two Magellanic penguins from SeaWorld! Inspired by these cute furry friends, member children crafted their very own penguins from paper supplies.

Join us for our next Member Monday on August 11 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. when families can learn about exercise and fitness. Dr. Elizabeth Davis of Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children specializes in sports medicine and will be leading demonstrations. Put on your workout gear — this event is sure to keep you on your toes!

Not a member yet? Click here to join now.


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Local Community Cheers Orlando Science Center and Orlando Chamber of Commerce for its Commitment to Youth and Entrepreneurship

Program Launches this Fall at Orlando Science Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2014) — The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), Orlando Science Center and Orlando Inc. (Orlando Chamber of Commerce) announce plans to launch the YEA! program this fall.

YEA! is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through 12 through the process of starting and running a real business. Students work closely with local business leaders to cultivate and research business ideas, write a business plan, pitch their plan to a panel of investors (think "Shark Tank" meets "The Apprentice" meets "American Idol"), obtain funding, develop their brand, participate in a trade show at the end of the year, and actually launch their enterprise. Through the YEA! program, kids 11 to 18 years old start as students and graduate as CEOs. They learn to make a job — not just take a job.

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Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective July 2014

 

Apply by emailing resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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On July 4, our members celebrated our country's birthday at the annual 4th of July Member Celebration!

Decked in patriotic garb, members participated in activities including face painting, a patriotic light show and bubble-making on the terrace. They also made s'mores using a solar oven, launched "Alka-Seltzer rockets," and witnessed what happens when you mix Diet Coke and Mentos (hint: think the-soda-version-of-fireworks)!


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Orlando Health and Orlando City Soccer Scores a Goal for Science 

On Saturday, June 21, Orlando City Soccer Club’s Carl Woszczynski and the street team were at Orlando Science Center to “kick” in the official first day of summer with giveaways and an inflatable goal to take shots at. Orlando City presenting sponsor Orlando Health doctors were also in the building to engage with guests.

 


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