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.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF DISCOVERY AND SCIENCE
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).