As Labor Day approached a couple weeks ago, I took my two boys fishing. There was no blackboard or chalk at the lake; no textbooks or worksheets. And although we weren't in a formal classroom, nature turned out to be a pretty powerful teacher.
When we talk to young people about careers in science, we should emphasize both the awesome aspects of science careers and the importance of internship and service learning to understand if a career in science is really the right match.
It's often easier to talk about visiting museums than it is to, ya'know, actually visit them. Between work, the gym, dinner, something else always seems to comes up.
After a visit to one of these destinations, they'll return to school knowing that learning can be fun. Apparently, if you hide education behind a cloak of fun (dinosaurs, astronauts, dolphins and observatories), they will love it.
As Virginia institutions celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Pocahontas-Rolfe marriage this year, a crucial event in the Commonwealth's venerable self-image, we should recognize that existing Native traditions put it in a very different perspective.
Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD Watch the latest #AOLBUILD featuring the cast and crew behind the new documentary "Dinosaur 13." Filmmaker Todd Douglas ...
Down in Princeton, there is a shop that holds a true gem--the only Einstein museum in America. Einstein at his citizenship ceremony in Trent...
Public advertisements have become such a commonplace part of the American landscape that we don't even consciously register them anymore -- that is unless they contain something extraordinary.
Love this. Saw it on Twitter. The Metropolitan Museum in New York City, congratulating the Guggenheim Museum on their post about reaching their 1 mill...
Cultural institutions are best discussed over a flaky bite. And the fastest way to follow the trail of crumbs is a rented bike.
So you're going to Miami for a weekend of fun in the sun. You're planning on checking out the city's art, food, museums, beaches, and hotels. Well, look no further!
Seattle is home to some wonderfully quirky stops that make for a thrilling day trip though the city.
When was the last time you reenacted a scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? More to the point, when was the last time you whitewashed a fence -- or, better yet -- paid for the privilege?
Adam Gopnik on the 9/11 Memorial: "The site contains more contradictions, unresolved and perhaps unresolvable, than any other eight acres in Manhattan."
There is an explosion of creative activity on the ground (or in the cloud) and it is in these places that artists have an abundance of power and these digital endeavors are playing out in many conversations in art publications and institutions.
San Jose is the nation's hub for arts and culture, with an array of small galleries and creative shops, as well as larger cultural institutions and museums, most of which are within walking distance of each other.