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Arkansas Children’s Discovery Network
to host event on campus for children: July 15 – 17

July 7, 2005, Jonesboro, Ark.,--Entertainer Mik Jacobs will bring his award-winning show “Blazing Science” to the Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro Friday through Sunday, July 15-17.

Show times are 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. on Friday, 1, 2, and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The three-day event will entertain audiences of all ages with live demonstrations of fire and energy and is coordinated by the Arkansas Children’s Discovery Center Network, which includes six museums across the state, including the Arkansas State University Museum.  

Jacobs uses entertainment to teach audiences about the science behind fireworks and motion-picture fire stunts. His live presentation contains plenty of spark and flash demonstrations to engage and inspire visitors of all ages.

Jacobs is an award-winning theatrical director, writer and entertainer. He has been writing and performing original museum theater and science programs for more than a decade. He has performed in theatre productions, movies and television as well as at Universal Studios, Disney MGM Studios and Sea World. He is a member of the American Screen Actors Guild, the National Education Outreach Network and the International Museum Theatre Alliance.

Jacobs travels around the world representing his live science programs and educational workshops and this will be his first visit to Arkansas.

Blazing Science is the first performance sponsored by the network and will continue throughout the state in July and August.

The Arkansas Children’s Discovery Center Network works to strengthen partner museums by sharing resources and expanding discovery learning opportunities across the state. Member museums include the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Texarkana Museum System in Texarkana, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover and Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro.

The Network is funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1954 by the late media entrepreneur for whom it is named. The foundation, headquartered in Las Vegas, is one of the 50 largest private foundations in the United States. 

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