Denver Museum of Nature & Science to Participate in
Wired's First-Ever National GeekDad Day June 17,
June 6, 2012 - Denver -The Denver Museum of
Nature & Science is excited to announce its participation in
Wired magazine's National
GeekDad Day, a comprehensive initiative to encourage parents
and their children to strengthen family ties and ignite children's
passions for science, technology, engineering, and math this
Activities for families to celebrate their geekiness will be
available throughout the Museum on Sunday, June 17, which is also
an SCFD Community Free Day at the Museum. Families are invited to
take part in a number of activities including
Check out paleopuppeteer "Mr. Bones" and his life-size dinosaur
Secrets of the Dioramas Tour, 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Take a tour that explores the art, science, and lore of the
Museum's world-famous wildlife dioramas.
- The Jungle Lady, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See, touch, and learn about exotic and colorful
animals from Colorado's "creature teacher," the Jungle
For more information on the day's events, visit: /museum-news/national-geekdad-day/.
Get up-to-the-minute updates on Twitter @WIREDGeekDad and use
The "How To Be A GeekDad" cover package in Wired's June
issue outlines 14 projects designed to jump-start a lifelong love
of science and technology. Projects include building a hovercraft,
cooking glow worms, molding dinosaur fossils, making electric
Play-Doh, and many more. For kids of all ages and levels of
expertise, these projects are designed to inspire parents to have
fun with their kids while building educational values.
To make projects even easier,Wired also teamed up with
littleBits, an opensource library of electronic modules that snap
together for prototyping and play. The littleBits Starter Kit,
paired with step-by-step Wired GeekDad activities
developed just for the occasion, can be ordered at the GeekDad Day
website for $89. The kit includes everything you need to build
several do-it-yourself gizmos, including a buzzing doorbell and
light-up pressure sensor.
About the Denver Museum of Nature &
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain
Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety
of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum
visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado,
Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado
Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205. To learn more about the Museum,
or call 303-370-6000.
Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made
possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area
through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.
The brainchild of Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson,
the GeekDad blog was developed to merge "geek" interests and
parenting-a space to bridge the generational gap with products,
ideas, and news that was interesting for kids and parents. Today,
GeekDad is one ofWired's most popular blogs with 2 million views
per month and a best-selling book series.
About Wired magazine
Wired is the first word on how ideas and innovation are
changing the world. Each month in the magazine and every day
online, our editors deliver a glimpse into the future of business,
culture, innovation, and science. AdWeek named
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first-ever Magazine of the Decade in 2010. It was named to
Advertising Age's A-List in 2010. It received three
National Magazine Awards for general excellence in 2005, 2007, and
2009, and was nominated for Magazine of the Year in 2011. Wired.com
was named 2009's best magazine website by AdWeek and best
news, business, and finance website in 2009 by MPA Digital. It was
a general excellence finalist for the 2011 National Magazine Award
in digital media.Wiredand Wired.com reach more than 14 million
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