Asheville, NC – April 06,2015… Following the success and enthusiasm around its hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, the Bob Moog Foundation is bringing a one-hour workshop preview into its innovative science program to Charlotte, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Science Festival. Two sessions of Dr. Bob’s Sonic Workshop will take place at ImaginOn in downtown Charlotte on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at 2pm and 3:30pm. The events are free and open to children ages 7-11.
Dr. Bob’s Sonic Workshop is an interactive, experiential hour in which elementary school students learn about the basic physics of sound including vibrations, waveforms, how sound is produced and how it travels. The material and activities in the Workshop are based in a wider 10-week curriculum, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, which is currently serving over 1,300 children in 60 classrooms.
In the hour-long workshops, sonic ambassadors from the Bob Moog Foundation will lead the young attendees through a series of experiential activities designed to reinforce their engagement in science, and enhance their sense of discovery about the world around them. This endeavor is an extension of the Foundation’s mission to inspire future generations by igniting creativity through science, music, and innovation – a mirror of Bob Moog’s pioneering legacy.
“The Bob Moog Foundation is thrilled to be bringing our innovative science programming to the Charlotte area, in collaboration with the North Carolina Science Festival,” states Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. “We look forward to carrying Bob Moog’s legacy forward by providing a day of sonic exploration for scores of elementary school students. The synergies between the Foundation’s work and the mission of the Festival are many, and we are delighted to be part of this state-wide celebration of scientific discovery.“
Registration for the workshops is available at http://bit.ly/DrBobsSonicWorkshop2.
About the Bob Moog Foundation
The Bob Moog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Asheville, North Carolina. Our mission is to ignite creativity through the intersection of music, science and innovation. The Bob Moog Foundation was founded to honor the legacy of Bob Moog by inspiring people of all ages through the genius of Bob’s legendary work in providing innovative musical instruments to musicians, giving them a new voice for creativity. The Foundation provides much-needed innovative and effective educational opportunities to today’s youth – tomorrow’s generation of creative thinkers and problem solvers.
The Bob Moog Foundation is not affiliated with Moog Music.
About the North Carolina Science Festival
The North Carolina Science Festival is a multi-day celebration that takes place from April 10-26, 2015 at scores of events throughout the North Carolina. The Festival showcases science and technology and highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of science in the state. Through hands-on activities, science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, and performances, the Festival engages a wide range of public audiences while inspiring future generations
ImaginOn: The Joe and Joan Martin Center is a collaborative venture of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County (officially known as the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) and the Children’s Theater of Charlotte located in Charlotte, North Carolina. ImaginOn hosts the Spangler Children’s Library; the Teen Loft, a library for the teens of Mecklenburg County; Time Warner Tech Central; the Story Lab, a collection of interactive multimedia workstations exploring the arts of narrative; Studio I, an audio/video recording and animation studio; the Hugh McColl Family Theater and the Wells Fargo Playhouse as well as administrative offices for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and library staff.