BARNES & NOBLE - TALLAHASSEE
Stephanie Lynn, Community Business Development Manager
Phone: (850) 383-0600
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CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER OF TALLAHASSEE
Susan Borland, Education Manager
Phone: (850) 645-STAR or (850) 644-IMAX
The Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee is a 32,000 square-foot facility located on beautiful Kleman Plaza in downtown Tallahassee. The Center is the K-12 outreach facility of the Florida A&M University - Florida State University College of Engineering and strives to foster long-term interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); create positive learning experiences; and motivate students to pursue higher education and careers in these fields. To accomplish this mission, the Challenger Learning Center features a state-of-the-art Space Mission Simulator and utilizes the immersiveness of an IMAX® 3D Theatre, the Downtown Digital Dome Theatre & Planetarium, and hands-on or demonstrational science techniques and equipment.
GADSDEN ARTS CENTER
Anissa Ford, Education Director
Phone: (850) 627-5023
The Gadsden Arts Center & Museum’s mission is to foster understanding and appreciation of the visual arts to improve the quality of life in Gadsden County and the region. The organization works to enhance arts education, provide cultural opportunities, and stimulate economic growth in the community.
GOODWOOD MUSEUM & GARDENS
Shavonne McAndrew, Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: (850) 877-4202
Goodwood has served as a landmark in our community. Today, Goodwood’s legacy of hospitality and Old Florida charm continues. This is reflected in our mission: Goodwood Museum & Gardens connects our community as a setting where we preserve and share our history, enjoy the arts, and celebrate significant events in our lives.
THE GROVE MUSEUM
Mary Margaret Fernandez, Program Coordinator
Phone: (850) 577-0228
The mission of The Grove Museum is to preserve and interpret the Call-Collins House, its surrounding acreage, and its historical collections, in order to engage the public in dialogue about civil rights and American history.
GULF SPECIMEN MARINE LAB
Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory’s mission is to further through study, research, publication, teaching and public display the knowledge of marine biology; to promote protection of marine life and the marine environment; to collect, classify and disseminate marine biological specimens. Whether it’s beach combing, digging up creatures on tidal flats, diving or net fishing, we take only what is needed, strive to keep from damaging the fragile marine habitats, and actively oppose pollution and careless coastal development so that the sea will continue to bring forth.
JOHN G. RILEY HOUSE MUSEUM
The John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is a historical and cultural gem that sits at the bottom of a hill in downtown Tallahassee, at the corner of Meridian and Jefferson Streets. The mission and purpose of the John Gilmore Riley Center/Museum for African American History & Culture, Inc. is to discover, archive and illuminate the blended interrelationship of African American, Native American and European history and preserve African American landmarks and legacies throughout the State of Florida as an enduring public resource through tourism and education.
THE KNOTT HOUSE MUSEUM
LEON COUNTY'S OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY
Annya Shalun, Sustainability Programs Coordinator
Phone: (850) 606-5022
Leon County Office of Sustainability promotes adoption of practices that improve our quality of life, protect our natural environment, and strengthen our economy, both within Leon County Government and within the community at large.
LEROY COLLINS LEON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sally Mason, Information Professional
Phone: (850) 606-2708
The goal of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library System is to enrich the community by inspiring a love of reading, providing a dynamic resource for intellectual, creative and recreational pursuits, and enabling residents to live a life of learning. We currently have a main downtown library, six branches, an outreach service, and an "Internet Branch" that offers eBooks and eAudio books. The Library offers a wide range of books, audio books, movies, periodicals, etc., as well as activities and meeting rooms available for public use. A schedule of free programs for all children is available on our website. Book Clubs for teens and adults meet once a month at Main and branch libraries.
MUSEUM OF FLORIDA HISTORY
Trampas Alderman, Curator of Education
Phone: (850) 245-6400
Travel through 12,000 years of Florida history at the state history museum. From a lumbering mastodon skeleton to newsreel clips of World War II, the Museum of Florida History (MFH) explores the people, events, and landscapes that have contributed to a rich and colorful heritage. Exhibits, artifacts, artworks, documents, and interactives offer a vivid view of North America's first frontier. Visitors can wander through galleries on their own or join free daily tours. Onsite and outreach educational programs are available by reservation. Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sunday and holidays, 12-4:30 p.m. No charge for admission.
NATIONAL HIGH MAGNETIC FIELD LABORATORY
Kari Roberts, Program Coordinator
Phone: (850) 645-7300
The Center for Integrating Research & Learning at the Magnet Lab facilitates outreach to classrooms, community groups, public and private schools, as well as free, public tours for students, teachers and the general public. Educational outreach is available through web-based resources, classroom visits, lectures and professional development. Middle school and high school internships are available as well as summer internships for undergraduate students and teachers. The Magnet Lab develops and operates state-of-the-art, high magnetic field research facilities and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the state of Florida.
TALLAHASSEE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Ken Kopczynski, Coordinator
Phone: (850) 980-0887
The Tallahassee Astronomical Society is a non-profit educational and scientific society whose purpose is to share the joy of viewing the starry sky, and the promotion of friendship in a common bond.
WFSU PUBLIC MEDIA
Tasha Weinstein, Education & Outreach Manager
Phone: (850) 645-6062
WFSU is dedicated to educating, informing and inspiring our viewers through our on-air, online and on the ground multimedia resources. We collaborate with educators, students and families during the school day, in after-school programs, preschools and in the home providing researched based educational resources developed around a curriculum framework that helps prepare children for success in school and in life. SciGirls, created in 2006 in partnership with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory is one of our signature programs designed to engage girls in science.