Oct. 22

Oct. 22, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
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531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Science On a Sphere to become permanent fixture at MCC North Express

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College is bringing Science On a Sphere to Omaha, an interactive experience that will make science come to life for visitors. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science On a Sphere is six feet in diameter and features weather patterns, animal migrations, ocean temperatures, the surface of Mars and many other educational displays. The College will host an unveiling on Saturday, Dec. 7 with further details to come.

MCC’s Science On a Sphere will be permanently located at MCC North Express, 2112 N. 30th St., in North Omaha’s Highlander neighborhood.

“Science On a Sphere is an invaluable resource that makes complex information easily understandable through visually stunning educational movies where science is the star,” said Daphne Cook, MCC North Express manager. “We’re proud to be the only place in Nebraska that people can access this unique experience and it’s right here in Omaha.”

MCC Continuing Education will begin offering classes featuring Science On a Sphere in December as part of its winter course lineup. The noncredit classes will focus on weather, space exploration, climate change, bird migrations and more. For more information, visit mccneb.edu/ce or call 531-MCC-2620.

About Science On a Sphere

Science On a Sphere extends NOAA’s educational program goals, which are designed to increase public understanding of the environment. Using NOAA’s collective experience and knowledge of the Earth’s land, oceans and atmosphere, NOAA uses Science On a Sphere as an instrument to enhance informal educational programs in science centers, colleges and museums across the country. For more information, visit sos.noaa.gov.

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.