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Miami New Drama's MasterMiND Master Class Series

Miami New Drama's MasterMiND Master Class Series

Education

Published 3/25/20

MasterMiND Class - WRITING (RSVP) On Thursday, March 26 From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., join playwright & TV writer, Aurin Squire, to discuss creating a new world. What does it take to make a story come to life?Aurin Squire is a playwright, reporter, and tv writer from South Florida. He is a New Dramatists resident playwright, as well as a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America. In 2017, he won the Helen Merrill Prize for Emerging Writers and was nominated by the WGA for his TV work. His plays have been produced in New York, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. His play Fire Season was an Emerald Prize winner and received its world premiere at Seattle Public Theatre in January 2019. In TV, Squire was a staff writer on the CBS political comedy Brain Dead and story editor on the NBC drama This is Us. Currently, he is a co-producer on the CBS legal drama The Good Fight and Evil. He graduated from The Juilliard School and Northwestern …

JUNGLE ISLAND ANNOUNCES FREE VIRTUAL ONLINE LESSONS

JUNGLE ISLAND ANNOUNCES FREE VIRTUAL ONLINE LESSONS

Education

Published 3/24/20

To take part, visit the park’s Facebook or Instagram pages at 11 a.m. each weekday (Monday-Friday), and Jungle Island’s Education Manager Emma Guss will post cool photos and a weblink to where kiddos and parents can locate the lesson of the day. Look out for new themes every week, ranging from Everglades Exploration, Spread Your Wings, Primate Practices and more. Guss will lead the virtual learning exercises and has designated Tuesdays and Thursdays as “homework” days. “While schools are closed and kids are bored and stuck at home, they decided to bring some of Jungle Island’s fine-feathered, scaly and cuddly friends directly to the computers of our young fans,” says Guss, who has an environmental science teaching background. “Each assignment is full of surprises and is designed to keep kids’ busy for hours, while they discover fun facts about animals, protected national parks, and the crucial role they can play in conserving wildlife and endangered …

The Affects of Music on the Brain

The Affects of Music on the Brain

Education

Published 2/19/19

By Petar PetrovThis is why music can give goosebumps to anyone listening to it; from the most sophisticated and reserved opera lover to the wildest of rockers – because one thing all music fans have in common, is the brain, the very doorway through which music flows into our consciousness and our soul.Dopamine ReleaseAll pleasurable activities like eating food, having sex, engaging in your favorite hobbies, and of course listening to music cause the release of dopamine - the hormone that makes us feel happy. A study by researchers at McGill University in Canada found that dopamine was released in the brain during two key stages of listening to music: the anticipation stage and the experience stage. This is why we don’t just derive pleasure from listening to music, but also from anticipating specific parts of it, like the mounting arousal that takes over us in the moments leading up to a favorite solo.This study is considered monumental as it captures the way in which …

The Power of Science

The Power of Science

Education

Published 5/2/18

While breathtaking in its own right, the view from the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science’s locale on Biscayne Bay isn’t the only thing that has captured the imagination of residents and visitors from around the world. Since opening on May 8, 2017, the museum has welcomed nearly a million guests through its doors, sparking awe and wonder as the only aquarium, planetarium and science museum in the city. Sitting on four acres within Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the 250,000-square-foot campus is divided into four distinct buildings: the Aquarium, the Frost Planetarium, and the North and West Wings. This unique setting—built using leading-edge sustainability initiatives—takes guests on a journey from the ocean to the Everglades, and from the human cell to outer space. One of the focal points of the museum is the Aquarium, with its stunning 500,000-gallon Gulf Stream Aquarium exhibit that culminates in a transcendent 31-foot oculus lens into the …

Learning  Through The Arts:  KITTY HAWK TAKES FLIGHT

Learning Through The Arts: KITTY HAWK TAKES FLIGHT

Education

Published 8/24/17

October 2-13Learning Through the Arts is the Arsht Center’s flagship arts integration program, and uses live theatrical performances as a primary learning tool for traditional subjects, including music, mythology, history, geography, math and language arts. More than 100,000 Miami-Dade County Public School fifth-graders have already experienced the first installment of this free program, a live musical titled Rock Odyssey. Each year, the program invites 25,000 fifth-graders from across the country to participate. The performance will be accompanied by a state standard-aligned curriculum created by a team of educators, artists and scientists from the Arsht Center, M-DCPS and Frost Science Museum.The Center will host free teacher workshops to share the curriculum, and will also launch a web portal for teachers to exchange best STEAM practices and for students to explore STEAM activities.The invention of the airplane by Orville and Wilbur Wright is one of the great testaments to …

PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM  OPENS IN ITS NEW LOCATION

PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM OPENS IN ITS NEW LOCATION

Education

Published 5/1/17

MAY 8, 2017 …

Summer travel Camps: Around the World in 18 Days  (Give or Take)

Summer travel Camps: Around the World in 18 Days (Give or Take)

Education

Published 3/31/17

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