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MA-10-14-0470-14

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
Fiscal Year: 
2014
Award: 
$137,108.00
City: 
Oak Ridge
State: 
TN
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Learning Experiences (NLG-Museums)
Issue Areas: 

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge will plan, develop, and construct "Kids in Action," a healthy living exhibit and accompanying educational programs to support healthy nutrition, healthy activity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, and community wellness. Through partnerships with East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and the University of Tennessee Agriculture Extension the "Kids in Action" initiative will use fun and engaging activities, including a human body exhibit and a fitness trail mascot, "Peppy Pepper," to raise awareness in the community about healthy nutrition and exercise and to encourage positive attitudes concerning healthy lifestyles. The project will provide direction, encouragement, and programs aligned with school STEM initiatives to children who are confronted with serious lifestyle choices.