Theme: Night at the Museum
Orlando, FL, United States
April 27th, 2012 - April 28th, 2012
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About this event
TEDxYouth@Orlando believes in providing kids with wonderful opportunities in the spirit of TED conferences. “Night at the Museum,” our first conference, celebrated youth empowerment and science’s wonders. The conference took place on Friday evening, April 27 through the morning of Saturday, April 28, 2012. Students ages 9-14 and adult chaperones enjoyed TEDtalks in the evening, followed by Orlando Science Center tours and activities.
Ladies slept in the exhibit “Our Planet, Our Universe,” the Center’s space exhibit. Gentlemen slept in Dino Digs, the dinosaur exhibit. Saturday morning included a movie at the Center’s Cinedome. The Center’s on-site SubWay provided dinner on Friday night and breakfast on Saturday morning. Kids and chaperones left with goodie bags full of invitations and passes to enjoy other cultural events throughout Central Florida.
Tyler Kraus is founder of Reynolds’ Right Hands, a traffic safety organization geared to prevent texting while driving and other forms of distracted driving. Tyler started the organization with several of his friends following the sudden loss of a beloved teacher to a crash caused by a distracted driver. Reynolds’ Right Hands has received national recognition for the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and will be hosting the first ever Florida statewide Teen Distracted Driving Prevention Summit this year.
Currently a high school sophomore, Jillian Samowitz co-founded Proseed2Green as a freshman with her twin sister Allison after a conversation they had while watching coverage of the Gulf oil spill. In addition to her activities as an environmental activist, she writes, designs, dives, dances, and is a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Do.
Allison Samowitz co-founded the non-profit Proseed2Green with her twin sister, Jillian. Proseed 2Green’s mission is “to develop environmental programs with community participation that will have a positive impact, locally and globally, and that are fiscally responsible.” Currently a high school sophomore, Allison also reports for her school newspaper, writes and produces segments for her school television network, dances, dives, and is a black belt in Tae-Kwan-Do.
Venue and Details
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL, 32803
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April 27th, 2012, 6:30pm - April 28th, 2012, 10:00am (GMT -4)
Event Type (what is this?) Youth
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