“People all over the world are dying from a lack of clean water,” said Demeulenaere. “As a science center, we are dedicated to the reduce, reuse, recycle mindset.”
STEAMpunks, MOSI’s science Edutainers, poured hot water into liquid nitrogen to create a giant cloud of mist that covered Demeulenaere. The liquid nitrogen transformed into large chunks of ice that will be re-used in MOSI’s Food Truck Rally happening tonight.
“We couldn’t let her get away with a gentle misting, though,” said Sara Turner, who manages MOSI’s STEAMpunk program.
In true science center fashion, STEAMpunks dumped a giant bowl of green slime on Demeulenaere’s head to seal the deal.
“The ALS Ice Bucket challenge has brought so much awareness to a wonderful organization, and I encourage everyone to support their local charities, in any way possible,” said Demeulenaere.
About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) and is home to the only IMAX® DOME Theatre in the state of Florida. MOSI’s core ideology is to make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. MOSI gives away more than $3 million in free memberships each year, $250,000 in free tickets annually, and approximately 400 scholarships each year for children to attend MOSI Summer Science Camps. Additionally, MOSI’s education staff works closely with area teachers offering free training and support for area science educators. With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation or The Amazing You—a 13,000-square-foot exhibition on health and wellness. Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. Budding inventors can engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of their hand in MOSI’s technology playground and inventor’s studio, Idea Zone; and aspiring astronauts can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony in Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit www.mosi.org.
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