Message From The Director
The Importance of Accessibility
What is centripetal force? This is one of many physics-related questions that players are asked on the exhibit panels that dot CMEE’s newly-opened miniature golf course. Rather than instantly providing the explanation, CMEE encourages children to deduce the answer by playing the hole. On the “Loop de Jour” hole, they discover that centripetal force is what keeps the ball traveling the loop and not fall to the ground. While playing the course, children will observe an array of physics and mathematical concepts in action, including potential energy, friction, angles, gravity, and inertia.
Summer @ CMEE
Get To Know CMEE Educator Liz Bard
With our summer workshops quickly filling up, we wanted to introduce CMEE Educator Liz Bard. In her final year of Long Island University's Early Education Master's Program, Ms. Bard is returning for her second summer season here at the museum. The Center Moriches native will be teaching "CMEE Play! In The Kitchen" during July and August
To say she's enthusiastic would be an understatement. "Cooking's one of my favorite hobbies," she said. "I'm excited to share it with parents and a classroom full of future Top Chefs." This season, kids are in for a special treat as the produce comes straight from Balsam Farms. "I think the farm-to-table concept is very important when teaching nutrition and healthy eating habits. By making it fun, I think kids are more likely to bring that message home." The dish she's most excited about introducing to her students? "Zuccinni Noodle Pad Thai."
Family Fair Honorary Chairs
We're pleased to announce the honorary chairs for our 6th Annual Family Fair
With CMEE's 6th Annual Family Fair quickly approaching, we would like to extend our thanks to the following individuals for agreeing to co-chair the event:
- Ali Wentworth & George Stephanopoulos
- Christa Miller & Bill Lawrence
- Edie Falco
- Kelly Klein & Nick Manifold
- Jane Krakowski
- Tiffani Thiessen & Brady Smith
This year's Family Fair -- Magic at CMEE -- promises to be one of our best yet. Families will enjoy magically-inspired arts and crafts, water rides, performances, games, music, food and more! To purchase tickets to the event, click here.