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Pedal Power! : Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum collaboration creates new interactive exhibit for kids to enjoy | News, Sports, Jobs

By on May 24, 2022 0

From left to right: Charles Stout of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum; Toby Smith of the Marquette Board of Light and Power; Carie Roberts, Exhibit Creator at UP Children’s Museum; and Michael Larson of Michigan Energy Options test new equipment at UPCM. (photo sent)

MARQUETTE – The Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum has announced the installation of a new interactive exhibit demonstrating energy, electricity and fun.

By converting the mechanical energy of pedaling into electrical energy, the new Pedal Power exhibit educates through physical activity and friendly cooperation, according to a press release.

“Kids will love working together to generate enough electricity to light up the LED tower. The Ann-Arbor Hands-On Museum really pulled it off,” UP Children’s Museum exhibit creator Carie Roberts said in the statement.

The project demonstrates collaboration.

“When you think of educational opportunities, it’s easy to remember the positive impact the Children’s Museum has had on our local community. We are pleased to have been able to collaborate with our energy optimization partners and the UP Children’s Museum to be able to deliver an updated energy exhibit to educate the next generation,” said Toby Smith of the Marquette Board of Light and Power.

This project allowed UPCM to collaborate for the first time with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to design, manufacture and install the exhibit.

“We are thrilled with the design and execution of the exhibit that the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum was able to produce,” said Nheena Weyer Ittner, executive director of UPCM.

“We thank the generous support of the Energy Optimization Program and look forward to the many smiles that Pedal Power will generate.”



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