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Jan. 27 2016

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Jan. 27, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Media alert: Science on a Sphere opens tomorrow

What: Metropolitan Community College, Omaha Public Schools, Do Space and the University of Nebraska at Omaha have partnered to bring Science on a Sphere to Omaha, an exhibit by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that illustrates Earth System science to visitors.
When: Thursday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, Feb. 11
Where: MCC’s second floor at Do Space, 72nd and Dodge streets
 
Background: The exhibit by NOAA is six feet in diameter and brings science to life, showing weather and migration patterns while highlighting climate change, oceanic temperature and other complex environmental patterns. Visitors will be able to view the exhibit and learn about STEM-related topics in presentations given by exhibit hosts.
 
The exhibit is free and open to the public. Hours for the general public are 3–9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.–9 p.m. weekends.

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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 postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.