TODDLERS EXPLORE and CREATE SCIENTISTS Thursdays: Ongoing 4 week session blocks T.E. - Ages 2 – 3 years C.S. – Ages 4 – 6 years Children will explore their world through song, movement, craft projects and other hands-on activities. Children are very inquisitive! In this...Read More
First Friday of Each Month (September thru May) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Ages 6-12 years. Drop the kids off for a night of scientific and theatrical entertainment! Kids will take part in games and activities based on the movie of the night. Kids will bring their pillows and we...Read More
Just a friendly reminder the Discovery Center Adventure Camp and Outdoor Camp spaces are filling up fast! If you are planning on joining us again this summer, or are a first time camper, please register soon to secure your spot.
We’re looking forward to a fun filled, action packed summer!Read More
Free Workshop for Student Photography Contest Participants
April 12, 2014
9:30am – 11:30am
The Discovery Center at Tuscawilla Park
Broaden your photography skill set with the Ocala Camera Club at the Discovery Center as you learn:
The first 45 minutes of this workshop will be in the classroom and then you will head outdoors to practice what you’ve learned.Read More
Marion County students, Grades 6 – 12 are invited to submit photographs for entry into the It Starts in Parks, Student Photography Contest. This contest is designed to expose youth to both nature and photography while discovering the important role that parks play in our community. All images must be captured in a city, county, state, or nationally managed park located within Marion County, FL. Images may include a sports event, recreation activity, landscape, nature, and even objects that you might bring or a staged scene: a fashion shoot, dad’s cool car, flag football game, etc. All images will be judged against each other.
Division I – Grades 6 – 8 Division II – Grades 9 – 12
Prizes award to both divisions.
STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014.
Photographs placing First through Third will be professionally framed and exhibited
at a public City Gallery for 6 months, then returned to the photographer.
First Place: An on-location photography shoot with Emmy award-winning, National Geographic photographer Mark Emery. You will have the opportunity to learn from a master! Plus a $100.00 bhphotovideo.com gift certificate.
Second Place: $75.00 bhphotovideo.com gift certificate and “Understanding Composition Field Guide: How to See and Photograph Images with Impact” by Bryan Peterson.
Third Place: $50.00 bhphotovideo.com gift certificate and “Understanding Composition…” by Bryan Peterson.
Honorable Mention: $25.00 bhphotovideo.com gift certificate and “Understanding Composition…” by Bryan Peterson.
Judging will consist of a panel comprised of members of the Ocala Camera Club. Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit.
May 30, 2014
Judges’ Critique and Awards Ceremony
6pm – 7pm
All contest participants and their family members are invited to attend.
Light refreshments will be served.
Docent led tours – Thursday, February 13th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
The Art of Bonsai presentation 11:00 am.Read More
We are sorry that these programs have been cancelled due to low registration numbers.
Thank you to those that registered! We will be offering this program again in the near future. Please watch our web-site for further information. Please encourage your friends and family to join in this program along with you!
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