Kitchen Lab - Opening Soon!
Our new Bite Size Science kitchen lab offers interactive, hands-on experiences that will focus on the scientific principles used to create and maintain a food supply as well as promote and educate the visitors on healthy living through food. This kitchen lab is not just about cooking or nutrition but also core sciences; biology, microbiologists, chemists, physicists and engineers that comprise of the food science and technology industry. This kitchen goal is to incorporate concepts of: the food science field, food safety, food microbiology, food preservation, food engineering, product development, sensory analysis, food physics, nutrition, sustainability and technology.
The kitchen lab will also be used as a community space for programming focusing on HEALTH and VALUE (e.g. food preparation, organic gardening, stretching your shopping dollar) strengthening the idea that healthy food can be “fast food” and also be affordable. In addition to the topics listed above, this lab will also incorporate themes from the eight Science Studios located in the Museum.
Programming for this space includes; Early Childhood, Discovery Camps, Camp-ins, Theme Days, Adult programming, community events and additional enhanced add-on to school programming.
At this point, Bite Size Science will have programming for Theme Days and Community events. Educational Programming will begin in late spring 2014
Programming will be geared towards multi-generational learners in the Western New York and Southern Ontario community. Specialized programming for Adults, Discovery Camps, Camp-ins and community events will be offered.
Increase in visitor’s knowledge and interest in food science, develop team building and critical thinking skills as participants work and socialize in diverse groups, expand visitor knowledge to a variety of local “scientific” careers, and develop the “Better Choice” attitude with visitors empowered to make better/healthier choices.