Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pinky is going to Houston!


Hey Everybody! Pinky here, I’m so excited! I’m going to the 25th annual Association of Children's Museums conference from May 19-21st in Houston, Texas. This year’s theme is “Innovation is Child’s Play” and will focus on play in the 21st century. ACM says, “Our institutions are innovators of free-choice learning opportunities that focus on building children's 21st century skills through play, exploration, and discovery. We are the inventors and tinkerers who develop opportunities that inspire children's imaginations.” This means that these are the people who make it possible for us to play, have fun, and learn in new and exciting ways! I can’t wait to meet keynote speakers Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company and Milton Chen, Executive Director Emeritus of The George Lucas Educational Foundation. I’ll also be getting a chance to visit the Children's Museum of Houston, I can’t wait to check out their new exhibit, “My Home, Planet Earth!" Check back soon to hear about my trip to ACM!

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