Category Archives: Family Activity

Life Lessons from Eric Carle’s Critters

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by Caroline Jackson
Public Relations Intern

Eric Carle has sold more than 138 million copies of his children books around the world. Behind his use of brilliant colors and fantastical images of nature lies a lesson that will last a lifetime. Continue reading →

Five Fast Facts: Honey Bees

By Caroline Jackson
Public Relations Intern 

 

beekeeper showing topbar hive combWith the 17th annual Honey Harvest just around the corner, we have sweet honey and busy bees on our mind!  Everyone knows the familiar sound of buzzing bees whisking by and the delicious taste of honey they create. But there is more to learn about these busy workers! Here are five fun facts you may not have known about the honey bee!

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Henry Schulson Receives Key to the City

Mayor Berke and Henry 1During a surprise reception to honor Henry Schulson’s 20 years of service to Creative Discovery Museum and the Chattanooga community, Mayor Andy Berke presented Schulson with the Key to the City. Continue reading →

St. Patrick’s Day: 5 Fun Facts for your Friday

1973551.pngThere are a few things we know to be true about March 17. We know we have to wear green and it’s the only day of the year when it’s acceptable to pinch people who aren’t donning the color. It’s the one day out of the year when indulging in corned beef and cabbage and a green beverage isn’t frowned upon. And you also get a free pass for searching for leprechauns and pots of gold without being called crazy. But here are five things you may not have known about St. Patrick and his holiday! Continue reading →

Chess: Not Just for Grandpa

dsc00657Think of the first time your child may have been exposed to chess. For me, it was an Academy Award winning Pixar short film released in 1997 – Geri’s Game. In Geri’s Game a pair of sweet, older men both wearing suits are playing an intense game of chess in the park. To avoid spoiling the ending for you, I’ll stop there and point to one preconceived notion about the game of chess – it’s for Grandpa.

Contrary to that belief, chess is an ideal game for schoolchildren. Continue reading →

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