There are two great events at SciWorks on May 2 and 3.
The UNC-TV Kids Club Day is this Saturday, May 2, all day at SciWorks – from 10 am-5 pm!
Stop by the Kids Club table throughout the day for PBS Kids-themed goodies and enjoy a hug from Read-a-roo at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm or 3 pm! This event is free for Kids Club Members and SciWorks members.
AccessABILITY Day is this Sunday, May 3, from 1 to 4 pm.
This special event is designed to introduce both the general public and family members of individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges to resources and services available for them.
Throughout the afternoon, exhibitors from a variety of organizations will be on hand to provide information about the services they offer, including:
- ABC of NC Child Development Center
- Adaptables Center for Independent Living
- Advanced Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Carolina Flyers
- Dogs for the Deaf
- Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth
- Miracle League of High Point
- Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network
- Piedmont Parent: Exceptional Child Magazine
- Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center
- Triad First in Families
Visitors will have to opportunity to meet horses from Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center, which provides professional equine-assisted activities for both children and adults with special needs. According to a Riverwood representative, these activities “help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well-being” for their clients.
Triad First in Families and Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network will give short presentations about their organizations at 1:45 pm and 3:15 pm, respectively.
At 2:30 pm, the work of Dogs for the Deaf will be highlighted as Ginger, a Hearing Assistance dog, demonstrates the wide variety of ways in which she assists her hearing-impaired owner. The demonstration will be informative, but also highly entertaining for visitors of all ages.
Staff from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission will demonstrate an off-road “track chair” that offers people with physical disabilities the opportunity to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. The group will also share information about other resources, including hunting blinds with motorized lifts, adaptive fishing gear and more.
In addition, Shannon Chisholm, Ms. Wheelchair NC 2015, will be at SciWorks to greet visitors and share her story.
All activities are included with museum admission.