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Milk Crate Gardening: How To

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By Karen Dewhirst
Museum Experience Manager – Science/Exhibits

When the opportunity arose to add another rooftop teaching garden at the Creative Discovery Museum, I wanted to do something unusual. Of course, milk crates came to mind! I had seen them used on a cooking show to create a rooftop garden and tucked the idea away. Milk crates are light, easily available in large quantities, portable, inexpensive and stackable. You can create your own milk crate garden to suit any space you have available. Continue reading →

Favorite Childhood Stories – Karen Dewhirst

To celebrate National Reading Month, we’re asking some of our staff to talk about some of their favorite books growing up as a kid and the impact they made on them. This week’s entry is from Karen Dewhirst, our Museum Experience Manager – Science and Exhibits. Continue reading →

Growing Jack’s Beanstalk

By Karen Dewhirst
Museum Experience Manager – Science/Exhibits

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Kids are fascinated by growing things, especially fast-growing beans. Growing a bean stalk won’t be as fast or as big Jack’s beanstalk, but sprouts occur fast enough that young children won’t lose interest. Here’s a really simple way to get started:

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Charlotte – A Lesson in the Cycle of Life

By: Karen Dewhirst
Museum Science Manager

Charlotte, a Golden Orb Weaver, sits on her nicely-spun web.

Charlotte, a Golden Orb Weaver, sits on her nicely-spun web.

There was a buzz of excitement when Creative Discovery Museum staff members noticed that our resident Golden Orb-Weaving Spider, Charlotte, had created a large, round, golden egg sack. The thought of watching hundreds of baby Charlotte’s hatch in the coming months was thrilling. Continue reading →

Dew vs. Frost

KarenBy: Karen Dewhirst
Museum Science Manager

You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of cold weather science outside your front door this time of year. Experiencing the snow, sleet, frost, dew, fog, and blustery north wind of the season are great ways to foster an interest in the science of weather.

Try this simple experiment to explore the difference between dew and frost: Continue reading →

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