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Meet scientists, learn about the marvels of the brain at Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair

by (msumd)

Submitted 02-26-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Visit the Grand Rapids Public Museum for Michigan State University’s Brain Awareness Week Neuroscience Fair. Meet scientists and learn about the marvels of the brain – from how it looks and feels and works – to how to keep it...

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Catalyst Radio: Discussing conservation in West Michigan

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-15-2017 under NONPROFITS

Host Cindy Kamp speaks with Ginny Wanty & Shaun Howard from West Michigan Conservation Network.

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Center for Inquiry Michigan sponsoring March for Science on Saturday

by (cfimichigan)

Submitted 04-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Center for Inquiry (CFI) Michigan, a local secular community group, is officially sponsoring the March for Science in Lansing on Saturday, April 22nd. Jennifer Beahan, CFI Michigan Program Director, will be a featured speaker at the Lansing March,...

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'Dinosaur Fish' May Outlive Us All

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

With their large suction mouth, shark-like tail, and rows of bony plates up and down its 6-foot-long body, lake sturgeon are pretty intimidating. But not to 12-year-old Elena Guc. “I think it’s really interesting how lake sturgeon have...

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Grand Rapids Public Museum returns as West Michigan hub for Michigan State University's Science Festival

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 04-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is proud to serve as the West Michigan Hub for Michigan State University’s Science Festival for the third consecutive year. Join the GRPM and the rest of the state in this science month celebration...

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Prehistoric Michigan covered by ancient seas, tropical jungles before Mitten formed

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-08-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Today the City of Grand Rapids is a modern city with large buildings, suburban sprawl, and statues dedicated to males of European ancestry. Though these elements are part of our history as a city, they fail to tell the full story of the land that...

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Plaster Creek becomes classroom for urban, rural middle schoolers

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

What do a bunch of urban teenagers and country kids have in common besides braces, tests and parents telling them to look up from their screens? Well, they also share a common watershed. Over the last two semesters two schools have partnered to...

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Grand Rapids' first Mini Maker Faire fills all three floors of Public Museum

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-31-2014 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire launched a successful first day, if measured by the long line to get in at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Though the name may leave people thinking assuming it's a craft or art fair, the event draws more...

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Catalyst Radio: Maker Faire invites inventors, innovators, tinkerers to show their creations

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 08-08-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW The first-ever Maker Faire in this part of the state is coming to Grand Rapids Labor Day weekend, and Grand Rapids Public Museum is hosting the...

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Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on...

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