Mosa Mack, Science Detective Premieres at The New York Hall of Science
Three new episodes designed to inspire and educate
next generation of girls in STEM
Mosa Mack: Science Detective (www.mosamack.com) the award-winning animated educational series designed to introduce 4-8th graders to science, math and engineering will premiere their newest episodes at the New York Hall of Science on Wednesday, July 16th, July 23rd and July 30th. Screenings will be held every half hour from noon – 3 pm. Free with NYSCI admission.
Mosa Mack is no ordinary scientist. She and her crew of investigators are young, hip and urban. Each 6-minute animated episode explores a new scientific mystery and ends with a query the students attempt to solve together. Via the website, teachers can access additional resource materials, such as customizable discussion guides, that coordinate to each episode.
“Mosa Mack meets a critical need in the education curriculum as teachers look for new and innovative ways to engage all their students, and particularly girls, in the possibilities of science,” said Lissa Moses Johnson Founder of Mosa Mack. “Girls need role models and examples that look and feel like them. Mosa Mack may just be an animated character but she is a heroine who is smart, hip and intelligent.”
The New York Hall of Science celebrates the premiere that features a young female science detective. "Mosa Mack is a fantastic new vehicle for science learning," said Liz Slagus, Director of Public Programs at the New York Hall of Science. "This series makes science accessible through it's young, wise protagonist who shares her passion for the field of science via fun, mystery-like challenges and adventures that signify that science is something cool and worthy of being excited about."
Each date will feature screenings of a new episode, a Q+A with the creators, and activities and partner groups that speak to the themes in focus: climate change, photosynthesis and the food web.
About The New York Hall of Science:
The New York Hall of Science presents 450 exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science, technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on, energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New York's center for interactive science serving a half million students, teachers, and families each year. For more information, visit nysci.org.
About Mosa Mack: Science Detective:
Mosa Mack: Science Detective is the brainchild of former Harlem science teacher and Discovery Channel/Siemens STEM Institute fellow, Lissa Moses Johnson. Johnson began her company, Mosa Mack Science, with the hopes of empowering students to see science as fun, accessible and relevant to their young lives. “We are honored to partner with the New York Hall of Science because they have always been a leader in providing transformational experiences for students in science.”
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For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Lissa Johnson at 202-253-7610 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For embeddable videos and press-quality images, visit http://www.mosamack.org/#!press/cdkn.
Contact: Lissa Johnson
New York Hall of Science Contact: Mary Record