Quilt Museum exhibit focuses on children's interest in science

Exhibit Opening, Richland Academy, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, 10/25/2013
Exhibit Opening, Richland Academy, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, 10/25/2013

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln cordially invites you to mark your calendar for the arrival of a traveling exhibit that showcases a world-renowned approach to sparking children’s interest in science.

Taking place Friday, May 2, at 2 p.m. in UNL's International Quilt Study Center and Museum, this opening ceremony and reception will introduce "Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins." The exhibit illustrates concepts that form the core of the Hawkins' educational philosophy, which aims to encourage the natural curiosity and intellectual engagement that have driven the most important scientific advances of our age.

The event will feature remarks from Drs. Jay and Helen Featherstone, emeriti professors at Michigan State University and close friends of the late couple whose work inspired the exhibit, along with Dr. Ellen Hall, co-founder of the Hawkins Centers of Learning. It will also highlight numerous UNL initiatives in PK-12 STEM research and teacher education.

Please visit hawkinscenters.org/exhibit for more information on the exhibit. More details on the opening reception and subsequent workshops will follow in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you May 2!


Carolyn Edwards, Ruth Heaton and Victoria Molfese
UNL College of Education and Human Sciences