Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Sunday, March 20; 2:30 p.m.
How did six kids from one of the toughest neighborhoods in Chicago set out to fix the school lunch system and end up at the White House? Watch the development of the national lunch program, from its surprising past to its uncertain present and possible future. Consider how one of the oldest social programs in the country affects child health and nutrition, relationships between farmers and schools, and the lives of people from all income levels. A panel discussion follows the screening.
Advance registration for members begins February 27. Registration for the general public begins March 6. A limited number of passes will be available in the lobby on the day of the event.
More about this season of Adult Offerings at the Museum of Science:
This season, we rethink the world around us by examining our food system, the fundamentals of physics, and the nature of race in our society. In February we celebrate the opening of the renovated Charles Hayden Planetarium, now so technologically advanced that it transports visitors through the cosmos faster than the speed of light. venture with us into a new understanding of things great and small.
We are constantly adding to our seasonal lineup of special guest lectures, panel discussions, podcasts, social event, and more. To stay in touch with the latest Museum Happenings, visit mos.org/events.
The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science, engineering and technology, attracting about 1.5 million visitors a year via its programs and 700 interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching 25,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum’s “Science Is an Activity” exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy® aims to enhance knowledge of engineering and technology for people of all ages and inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, and scientists. The Museum is ranked #3 by Parents Magazine in its list of the country’s “Ten Best Science Centers. For more information, visit mos.org.
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