Carnegie Science Center Expands

Set for completion in mid-2018, the Carnegie Science Center has begun construction on its 37,000-square-foot, three-story Science Pavilion which includes learning labs and a climate-controlled exhibition space large enough to house such popular traveling shows as The Discovery of King Tut and MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition. The pavilion will wrap around the Science Center along the Ohio River in sight of the Rivers Casino and Heinz Field. The Science Center is Pittsburgh’s most-visited museum with more than 500,000 visits last year. Roughly 170,000 of those… | More

Grow Pittsburgh Partnership

Local schoolyard gardening experts Grow Pittsburgh will partner with The Kitchen Community (TKC) the nonprofit arm of Colorado-based restaurant chain, “The Kitchen,” founded by Hugo Matheson and Kimbal Musk, to build 50 learning gardens at regional schools over the next few years. The partnership will start with five Pittsburgh Public Schools – Pittsburgh Arsenal, Lincoln, Minadeo, Oliver, and West Liberty – completing the gardens this summer, with plans to identify five more school sites for completion in the coming year. Grow Pittsburgh and TKC are not… | More

Pittsburgh’s Summer 16: Dream! Explore! Do!

Each year, many children spend their summertime going on family vacations and to fun, interesting (and often expensive) summer camps while others stay in their homes because their communities are unsafe and/or their parents cannot afford the costs of vacations and camps. Pittsburgh’s Summer 16: Dream! Explore! Do! aims to remedy that. “We’re giving every child that wants and opportunity a chance to do something great this summer,” says Mayor Bill Peduto. The coordinated effort endeavors to serve greater numbers of youth in a more… | More

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Pittsburgh’s First Citizen Science Lab

The opening of Pittsburgh’s first Citizen Science Lab — a partnership between Duquesne University and Urban Innovation21 — generated a lot of media buzz during the summer.  The bright, spacious biotech lab is located at the Energy Innovation Center in the Hill District and is open to everyone.  Students in grades 6-12 can attend afterschool programs, weekend workshops, and summer camps to explore the life sciences through highly interactive, hands-on experiences.  Designed to accommodate a variety of interests and skill levels, up to 16 students… | More

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