Announcing Pop-Up/Drill Down Science: a special project to bring the JR and its exciting science to communities around the country!

Announcing Pop-Up/Drill Down Science: a special project to bring the JR and its exciting science to communities around the country!

Pop-Up/Drill Down Science is a 5-year project designed to create exciting “pop-up” science events in the style of pop-up restaurants, stores and art fairs. Bringing high quality earth and ocean science content to rural communities and those with a high percentage of traditionally underserved populations will create a buzz about the intriguing discoveries done around the world’s oceans and create opportunities for further learning. The project involves working with libraries, Girl Scouts and other youth organizations, program scientists, educators, and museums across the country.

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Concept drawing of Pop-Up/Drill Down event

A Request for Proposals from exhibit designers/fabricators to create the Pop-Up Kiosks/Portable Immersive Experience was released in October and a firm has been selected. Announcement will be forthcoming very soon!

An RFP for the multimedia show inside the Portable Immersive Experience is currently open. Deadline to respond is February 21, 2017. Deadline for questions about the RFP is Feb. 10. Answers to questions received so far are posted in the document below. For more information please download the RFP below (PopUpMedia RFP) or click here.

Educators, families, museums, youth organizations, libraries: Are you interested in bringing Pop-Up to your community? Email: scooper@ldeo.columbia.edu for more information.

This project is funded under NSF Advancing Informal Science Learning (AISL) grant #1515856.nsf logo