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30-Foot Tall “Styrobot” Invades The Discovery’s Lobby

Reclaimed Styrofoam robot invites visitors to create a ‘bot of their own for a chance to win prizes -

The_Discovery-Styrobot_Challenge2A 30-foot tall robot made of reclaimed Styrofoam was recently constructed in the lobby at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum (The Discovery). The robot, called a “Styrobot,” invites visitors of all ages to participate in the museum’s Styrobot Challenge.

Using solely reclaimed Styrofoam packing material and glue, participants can create their own Styrobot of any shape or size in this fun, at home challenge. Entries will be judged on five criteria: creativity, personality, originality, function and stability. Entries must be delivered to The Discovery by 5:00pm on Sunday, December 15, 2013. In addition to first, second and third place prizes, there will also be a people’s choice award (first place winner receives a one-year Family Fun membership (or renewal) to The Discovery—see website for a list of other prizes).

All entries in the Styrobot Challenge will be on display at The Discovery from December 21, 2013 to January 11, 2014.

For rules, judging criteria, entry forms and more information about the Styrobot Challenge and other activities at The Discovery, visit the museum’s website at www.nvdm.org.

Catch me if you can: Last Chance Cheetah Run

Reward yourself with an incredible experience: this event gives you the chance to watch cheetahs running off-leash, across the desert, at speeds over 50 mph as part of their enrichment program.   Learn about the behavior, habitat, conservation and diet of these extraordinary animals, as you watch them at very close proximity.  Enjoy these purring, powerful predators as they run for you prior to the Ark’s seasonal closure.  This opportunity won’t come again until Spring of 2012, so don’t wait!

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PLEASE RSVP:  reservations are required due to limited seating.  Children must be at least ten years old to attend.

When: Sunday October 16th, promptly at 4:30 PM

Where: Animal Ark Wildlife Sanctuary & Nature Center

Directions:  From Reno: Take US 395 North to Red Rock Road (Exit 78). Turn right and drive 11.5 miles to Deerlodge Road.  Turn right on Deerlodge Road, drive 1 mile and turn right into signed driveway.

Admission: $40 for Adults, $25 for Children & Seniors

Phone: 1-775-970-3431 (area code required)

Websites: www.AnimalArk.org or www.facebook.com/AnimalArk.Nevada