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Scholastic and the American Museum of Natural History Partner to Promote Science Literacy


Fossil Halls at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, and the American Museum of Natural History, one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions, are partnering to promote science literacy among students in grades 3 through 10. The Scholastic/American Museum of Natural History Science Explorations program will bring the expertise of the Museum’s 200 world-class scientists, state-of-the-art research laboratories, an astonishing collection of more than 32 million specimens and cultural artifacts, and timely special exhibitions to classrooms nationwide. Recurring features in Scholastic’s classroom magazines, SuperScience® (grades 3–6) and Scholastic Science World® (grades 6–10), and at Scholastic.com, the leading Web site for students and teachers of grades pre-K–12, will engage students and teachers with authentic, hands-on science investigations with real scientists, primary documents, genuine artifacts, and standards-based science inquiries based on the Museum’s resources.

The new Science Explorations program featured in SuperScience® and Science World® and at Scholastic.com will present the latest scientific discoveries of the Museum’s experts, offer information from special exhibitions in the New York City-based Museum and explore a range of topics in the coming school year including biodiversity, insects, reptiles and frogs, space, gems and minerals, and invertebrates. Students and teachers will also be able to dig further on each topic by visiting Scholastic.com and www.amnh.org, where they can participate in online investigations with scientists and find interactive tools, online activities, additional images, research, and a wealth of information to extend their learning.

About the American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City is one of the world’s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has been collecting and exhibiting amazing artifacts from around the world and currently has more than 30 million objects in its collection. The institution houses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the world-renowned fossil halls, the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, and the spectacular Rose Center for Earth and Space, which features the Hayden Planetarium and striking exhibits about the universe and our planet. The Museum shares its treasures and discoveries with millions of schoolchildren and other on-site visitors from around the globe each year. In addition, the Museum’s Web site, www.amnh.org extends its collections, special exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond the Museum’s walls. For more information and to find out what exciting things are happening right now at the Museum, visit www.amnh.org.

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About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational technology. Scholastic creates quality educational and entertaining materials and products for use in school and at home, including children's books, magazines, technology-based products, teacher materials, television programming, film, videos, and toys. The Company distributes its products and services through a variety of channels, including proprietary school-based book clubs, school-based book fairs, and school-based and direct-to-home continuity programs; retail stores, schools, libraries and television networks; and the Company’s Internet site, www.scholastic.com.