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Modesto Tamez of San Francisco’s Renowned Exploratorium to Teach Math and Motion Educator Workshop November 15, 2003 at the Museum of Discovery and Science




Fort Lauderdale, November 7, 2003 – The Museum of Discovery and Science offers various Educator Workshops that provide teachers with new hands-on physical science activity ideas. The “make ‘em and take ‘em” science workshops are conducted by expert educators from the Exploratorium of San Francisco.

The Math and Motion Workshop being held on November 15, 2003 will be taught by Modesto Tamez with a focus on reinforcing the FCAT standards for math and physical science. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon.
Modesto Tamez has spent the last twenty five years in education; the first eighteen years working in the classroom with levels K-12 in Spanish and English with an emphasis in teaching science. The last seven years he has been working with the Exploratorium in San Francisco and San Francisco State University, helping teachers integrate hands on science into their curriculum. Modesto was director for an NSF supported program to help establish after school science programs through out the state of California.
He is currently coordinating a mentor program, placing experienced teachers in middle school and high school classrooms to help first and second year science teachers. For the last four years, he has been teaching an elementary science methods course in a non traditional intern program at John Muir Elementary School run by San Francisco State University.

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to promote and increase the understanding and appreciation of science in children and adults through entertaining interaction with educational exhibits, programs and films. Founded in 1976 as The Discovery Center, the nonprofit facility serves approximately 400,000 visitors each year.

The Museum is open seven days per week, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. with extended IMAX hours on Friday and Saturday evenings. General admission prices are $14.00 for adults; $13.00 for seniors and students; $12.00 for children 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. A General Admission Ticket includes admission to the Museum exhibits and one IMAX film. The Museum of Discovery and Science is located downtown at 401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call (954) 467-MODS (6637).

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