Super Kids Save the World Opens June 8th at Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Museum's "green" exhibit inspires kids to become eco-friendly superheroes

FRISCO, Texas, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Super Kids Save the World begins its world-saving mission at Sci-Tech Discovery Center on Saturday, June 8.   The world is in trouble and it's up the super kids to do something about it.  How?  Thinking and doing!  Save electricity with a flip of a light switch.  When things break, don't throw them away.  Turn an old tablecloth into a superhero cape.  Fight pollution and take another simple step toward saving the world by recycling one aluminum can at a time.  Ordinary kids make a difference.  That's how Super Kids Save the World!

"It's so important for children to learn about sustainable energy, stewardship of the resources of our finite planet, and sensible practices that all of us can apply every single day, each in its small way contributing toward a better future and a much happier planet," says Paul Vinson, Executive Director at Sci-Tech Discovery Center.  "It's never too late to think about the little things we can do that in the end translate to super-ness…making things better instead of messier!  I hope lots of parents in our North Texas communities bring their children to Super Kids Save the World and very purposefully use this exhibit experience to help their children learn the power of their own thinking and doing."

Super Kids Save the World is based on the British children's book, George Saves the World by Lunchtime written by Jo Readman and illustrated by Ley Honor Roberts. Developed by the Eden Project, an educational charity dedicated to showing the importance of taking care of our world, this book features an ordinary family who in the course of a day "save the world" simply by making responsible choices. George, Flora, and Grandpa demonstrate that by taking simple steps, families can become eco-friendly super-heroes in their own communities.

At the Super Kids Save the World exhibit, kids can tag along on George's heroic adventure and have a super time donning cape and boots to become an energy-saving super hero, peddling a bike to light up a city street, visiting a Farmer's Market, dressing up at the Reuse Charity Shop, making science discoveries about alternative energy sources in the Research Lab, tearing up old newspapers for the bunny's hutch, and decorating get well cards using leftover wrapping paper and other reusable supplies for children staying in local hospitals and much more.

Super Kids Save the World is a new hands-on exhibit created by The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum in partnership with the Crawford Taylor Foundation and Enterprise Rent-A-Car that gives kids and their parents the power to go green! Designed with "green" materials and practices, this super exhibit gives kids real super-hero training starting with the four R's: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle!

Sci-Tech Discovery Center is located at 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, Texas 75034.  It is open Sunday Noon-6:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m., and during the summer Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Members and children under two receive free admission, General admission is $7.00; Senior (age 60+) admission is $5.50.  Group rates are available for 10 or more with advance reservations.  Family membership rates start at $80 and include benefits and discounts for a family of four for one year.  Visit www.mindstretchingfun.org for additional information.

About Sci-Tech Discovery Center

Responding to community demand for a cultural and educational destination, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Inc. ("Sci-Tech") was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2004 as a multi-year initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, formerly known as the Junior League of Plano.  Since then Sci-Tech has found a permanent home in Collin County at the Frisco Discovery Center and offers hands-on exhibits to the next generation of engineers, scientists, educators, and innovators.  Sci-Tech provides dynamic education experiences to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology. 

Media Contact: Cece Liekar Sci-Tech Discovery Center, 2146958192, cece.liekar@scitechdiscovery.org

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