3M and Discovery Education Host Second Installation of the Young Scientist Lab Virtual Field Trip Series

To extend the impact of their joint Young Scientist Lab program, 3M and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will broadcast How Nature Inspires 3M Science – a new Virtual Field Trip on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. 
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To extend the impact of their joint Young Scientist Lab program, 3M and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will broadcast How Nature Inspires 3M Science – a new Virtual Field Trip on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. 

-- New ‘How Nature Inspires 3M Science’ Virtual Field Trip Takes Students on a Journey to Explore How

3M Scientists Are Using Nature to Improve and Invent New Technologies --

Silver Spring, Maryland (Wednesday, December 13, 2017) – To extend the impact of their joint Young Scientist Labprogram, 3M and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, will broadcast How Nature Inspires 3M Science – a new Virtual Field Trip on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT.

The How Nature Inspires 3M Science Virtual Field Trip will take classrooms on a scientific journey to explore how biomimicry, an approach to innovation that mirrors nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies to find sustainable solutions to human challenges, plays a role in 3M innovation. During the field trip, viewers will learn how 3M scientists are using features designed by nature like gecko’s feet, spider legs, goose feathers and fireflies, to develop new products for everything ranging from adhesives to food safety.

“In the Young Scientist Lab spirit, Discovery Education is proud to provide students with another way to explore the world of scientific innovations and opportunities,” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Discovery Education. “The ‘How Nature Inspires 3M Science’Virtual Field Trip will help students nationwide identify connections between nature and science, all while hearing from 3M scientists who are in some of the most exciting research jobs in the world.”

Following the success of the Young Scientist Challenge, theVirtual Field Trip hosted by Anne-Lise Emig, best known for her role as a chemistry assistant on Science Channel’sStreet Science, will inspire students to explore innovations in science, cutting-edge technology and career possibilities in STEM. Students will also hear from a variety of 3M scientists, including Dr. Vasav Sahni, Senior Research Engineer in Biomimicry at 3M, whose job earned a spot in Fortune’s Coolest Jobs in the Fortune 500 list this year.

“This Virtual Field Trip will be a great addition to our science class’ curriculum,” said Francie Snyder, Manatee County elementary school educator. “My colleagues and I can already foresee a spark of interest in our students after they realize that incredible technologies and careers that exist in the field of science.”

Launched in 2008, the mission of the Young Scientist Lab is to foster a new generation of scientists who are inspired to improve the world with science. For teachers, students and parents seeking a place to explore the world of scientific innovations and opportunities, 3M and Discovery Education developed the initiative, and purposed to engage young scientists with standards-aligned teaching tools to help bring science lessons to life for youth. Young Scientist Lab is anchored by its most prominent program, the award-winning annual Young Scientist Challenge, which recently launched it’s 2018 Challenge on December 12, 2017. The competition’s 2017 winner was Gitanjali Rao, an 11-year-old who developed a water lead contamination detector.

For more information on Young Scientist Lab or to access the online resources, visit youngscientistlab.com. Join the conversation around the How Nature Inspires 3M Virtual Field Trip on Twitter @3M and @DiscoveryEd using the hashtag #YoungScientistVFT.

The How Nature Inspires 3M Science Virtual Field Trip is also available through Discovery Education Streaming Plus. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit discoveryeducation.com. Stay connected with Discovery Education on social media through Facebook, follow us on Twitter at @DiscoveryEd, or find us on Instagram and Pinterest.

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About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education's services are in half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.

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