Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Students from Detroit will have unique access to the Institute of Science's collections in Bloomfield Hills through a grant from the Bosch Community Fund.
A unique partnership between the Cranbrook Institute of Science and the Detroit Public Schools continued this week as 160 students and nearly two-dozen parents had an exclusive opportunity to view the famed institute's artifacts. Roy Roberts, Emergency Financial Manager of the Detroit Public Schools, joined the crowd for a special tour by Institute Director Michael Stafford, who showed students what, where and how they house more than 150,000 objects of historical and scientific significance. The special day, which included a luch on campus, was made possible by a one-year, $150,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund, according to news release. The collaboration offers nearly 1,000 DPS students free, private field trips to the Institute …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Students learn about the fuzzy, winged creatures from the staff at the Cranbrook Institute of Science.
The Cranbrook Institute of Science paid a visit to the preschoolers at the Midvale Early Childhood Center on Thursday — and they brought some fuzzy and winged friends along with them. The students met a variety of bats during the trip, learning about how they live from Chad Geurts, who works at the Bat Conservation at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Do you have photos of Birmingham to share? Upload them to the Birmingham Patch Pics & Clips gallery and we could feature them on Patch!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Learning takes hold in the unique partnership between Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills and Detroit Public Schools.
It looked like a leather knapsack that could've contained anything from poison darts to food rations on a long journey. It wasn't until Samantha Smith stuck her cloth-gloved hand into the Native American artifact and felt the soft, almost silky animal hide that she felt a true appreciation for what slid between her fingers. "This is years and years old and I'm holding it like somebody used to," the 11th grader at Osborn MST High School in Detroit said Thursday in the collections room of the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills. "Most people in high school won't have opportunity to experience this, and now I can pass some of it on to them and my younger brother." Smith and about a dozen other top-achieving students at Osborn, …