Mayborn Museum Complex Will Host Family Science Night For Local Schools

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    Family Science Night 2016, courtesy photo
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    Family Science Night 2016, courtesy photo
Feb. 21, 2017

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2017) – Family Science Night, the first event of its kind in the Waco community, was developed through a partnership with Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex and Prosper Waco. The event is designed to encourage family engagement at underperforming elementary schools.

The Mayborn Museum is offering two Family Science Nights this spring:

• Feb. 23, 2017 – Brook Avenue and West Avenue Elementary Schools will return with their families to the Mayborn for a fun evening of informal learning.

• March 2, 2017 – Students from Rapoport Academy Elementary are welcomed for their first Family Science Night.

“Family engagement is essential in the education system and something that we provide to the public on a daily basis,” said Anna McKay, museum engagement coordinator of Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex. “Our main goal for Family Science Nights is to educate parents and guardians about informal learning opportunities that surround us every day.”

Almost 350 participants attended the first Family Science Night held at the Mayborn Museum on Oct. 20, 2016. Students of Brook Avenue and West Avenue Elementary Schools were able to attend the museum with their families to engage in science-based, hands-on activities.

For more information, email Rebecca Tucker, assistant director of exhibits, communication and visitor experience at Mayborn Musem Complex, or call (254) 723-3518.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT MAYBORN MUSEUM COMPLEX

Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition, 17 themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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