Solar Cooking with Kids

KarenBy: Karen Dewhirst
Museum Science Manager

It’s TVA Energy Month at the Museum, which reminds me of a story when a few summer campers and I got into a funny misunderstanding over a few solar powered cookers.

The campers were very pleased with the solar cookers they had made and were patiently waiting for their snacks to heat when the security officer knocked on the door. Continue reading →

Meet Lucien Scott

Carrie FitzsimmonsBy: Carrie Fitzsimmons Rigdon

Lucien Scott is Creative Discovery Museum’s Assistant Manager of Science and Teen Programming. However, he is known by many as a champion kayaker. You may have seen Lucien at a recent Science Theater field trip, where he performs Science Theater shows for elementary and middle schools. Or you may have seen him on the Museum floor, where he works with teen volunteers in the Museum Apprentice Program. But what does he enjoy when he leaves the incredible world of science? Let’s get to know Lucien Scott!

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Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

LizaBy: Liza Blair
Arts Manager

Macaroni and cheese is by far a kid favorite. Add a healthy twist to the classic comfort food and you have a well-rounded dish for your family. Skillet Macaroni and Cheese is Creative Discovery Museum’s latest Continue reading →

It’s Good for You, too!

JayneBy: Jayne Griffin, Ed. D.
Director of Education

“Ouside, G’Mom! Wanna go ouside!”

This is the mantra I heard in stereo from my 22-month-old twin granddaughters one frosty Saturday morning. It was way too cold for G’Mom to go outside and leave the comforts of a warm house and hot coffee, but as a doting grandmother, I obliged Continue reading →

Beyond the Paint Brush: Art Exploration and a Child’s Creative Mind

Jenette DeanBy: Jenette Dean
Early Childhood Manager

Parents often ask for activities they can do at home that are fun and that will positively affect their child’s development. I encourage parents to offer their children a lot of art materials since the developmental benefits of exploring with art are immeasurable, especially  Continue reading →


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