Content Provider: Don Harrington Discovery Center Amarillo

Type of Organization
Science Center/Zoo
Providing Distance Learning Programs Since
Contact Information
Jennifer Noble
1200 Streit Drive

Amarillo, TX 79106
United States
About the Content Provider
Explosions, melting metal and fire eating?
It's all in a day's work at the Don Harrington Discovery Center!

Serving our five-state region since 1976, DHDC is an interactive, hands-on science learning center which hosts tens of thousands of participants through our Education Program each year.

Our distance learning sessions feature our Science Live! shows and guest lectures from Executive Director and paleontologist Dr. Aaron D. Pan,  Science Live! shows are 45 to 60 minute long "edu-tainment" events bursting with hair-raising demonstrations and explosive results live-streamed into your classrooms and auditoriums live-streamed into your classrooms and auditoriums in spectacular high definition.  Funny, engaging and jam-packed with learning, Science Live! will leave your students cheering for more!

All of our education programs align with both the TEKS (Texas) and the NGSS and a cross-curricular Correlation Chart is available to view with each program we offer.
Program Delivery Mode
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...),, Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, FieldTripZoom, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)
Programs are available
Primary Disciplines addressed through programs
Creating a School/Community Partnership (Vista), Problem Based Learning, Program Development, Community Interests, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Mathematics, Professional Development/Continuing Education, Sciences, Special Education, Technology/Information Science, Professional Learning Community, Instructional Strategies, Problem Solving, Title I, Gifted & Talented, Special Needs, Curriculum, Standards, Instructional Programs, Best Practice, Brain Research, Collaboration,
Here's what others are saying about our programs
"My students are in AP Chemistry so I was really worried about the content not being on a high enough level to entertain my students, but you guys did an amazing job! My students were thoroughly entertained and the level of explanation was right on par."

"The students learned a lot of scientific vocabulary about the concepts that they were able to take back to the classroom and share again. This is one experience they will remember for a long time! Thank you!"

"Science Live! was so engaging! The kids were so entranced with the experiments. Thanks so much!"

"We can always count on you making it engaging and fun for the students."

"Many of [our students] do not have the opportunity to go to the Discovery Center and it is thrilling for them to see a bit of The Discovery Center come to them! Thanks again for this program!!!"
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