This summer the Downtown Library is hosting the Discover Earth traveling exhibit. This museum quality exhibit is the sister to Discover Tech which the library hosted to record attendance in 2012. Like the Discover Tech exhibit, Discover Earth features hands-on learning on par with national science museums but without the admission fee.
Thanks to the Spokane Public Library Foundation (who paid for the exhibit to be shipped to the library), the Discover Earth exhibit will be on-site at Spokane Public Library through August 2014.
Magic Planet, One of the coolest parts of the exhibit, is an 18-inch globe that allows customers to explore stunning visualizations of the global earth system produced by NASA and NOAA research communities (e.g. earthquakes, plate tectonics, tsunamis, hurricanes, changing sea ice, and more). The exhibit pieces incorporate personal narratives, stunning graphics, video, animations, weather artifacts, animal specimens, and simulation-based educational games.
Spokane Public Library is honored to host the Discover Earth: A Century of Change exhibit.
Discover Earth is a traveling exhibit that is part of the STAR Library Education Network (STAR_Net) led by the National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute. Exhibit partners include the American Library Association, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the National Girls Collaborative Project. Discover Earth is supported through a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Spokane Public Library received funding from the Spokane Public Library Foundation to bring the exhibit to Spokane.