Visit the Arboretum for Time Warner Cable Day August 15
Put the fun back in learning at Time Warner Cable Day, from 9AM to 2PM Saturday, August 15, at the Dallas Arboretum. This hands-on event includes activities designed to stretch young imaginations, including:
- Creating illusions of motion by making thaumatropes
- Conducting experiments to understand light absorption, reflection and transmission
- Identifying flowers and leaves through leaf-rubbing experiments
- Matching biofacts to the correct animal
Plus, a talented face painter will be onsite to give little ones a whimsical makeover.
The event takes place inside air-conditioned Rosine Hall and is part of the Dallas Arboretum August Dollar Days, when general admission is $1 and admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden is $2 for the entire month.
Time Warner Cable’s August Dollar Days at the Arboretum are part of its “Connect a Million Minds” initiative that launched in 2009 to support science- and nature-based activities. These STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities challenge children to explore their intellectual interests in innovative ways. According to the Connect a Million Minds website:
“America’s ability to use technology and innovation to solve problems has been the foundation for our nation’s quality of life, security and prosperity, yet as recent studies have shown, the decline in young people’s interest, especially among underrepresented youth, in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and careers threatens that foundation.”
To address this “inspiration gap,” TWC has committed time and resources to entice more students to participate in STEM education. As of May 2014, TWC and its partners have connected more than a million students to STEM opportunities and continue to offer quality learning opportunities.
The Arboretum is proud to be a part of this initiative and invites you and your family to join us for this educational and fun event. Don’t forget to purchase your discounted parking online before visiting for just $8. See you Saturday!