discovery place http://wfae.org en While Arts Groups Struggle, Discovery Place Thrives http://wfae.org/post/while-arts-groups-struggle-discovery-place-thrives <p>Declining grant money and budget shortfalls plague many of Charlotte's large arts groups. But one big cultural institution is in a different boat from the rest.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Julie Rose 31540 at http://wfae.org While Arts Groups Struggle, Discovery Place Thrives Gross Things For Science Sake http://wfae.org/post/gross-things-science-sake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gross things have a way of enthralling kids.&nbsp; A new exhibit at Discovery Place called Animal </span>Grossology<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> tries to leverage that reaction to teach them something about science.&nbsp; You can learn about vomit munchers, blood </span>slurpers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, poop, and smelly stuff.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:30:13 +0000 Lisa Miller 28962 at http://wfae.org Gross Things For Science Sake Arts Task Force And Animal 'Grossology' http://wfae.org/post/arts-task-force-and-animal-grossology <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Blood suckers, slime makers and vomit munchers. Discovery Place has a summertime exhibit sure to grab your kids . . . and probably make you gag. We go inside "</span>Grossology<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" on the next Charlotte Talks. But first, we sit down with some people on a mission to make sure the city's museums and cultural institutions – like Discovery Place – have stable financial future. Government grants and workplace giving have declined so dramatically in recent years that Charlotte's arts leaders are sounding the alarm. They've formed a task force to come up with solutions. We talk to the co-chairs of that task force, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 04:00:00 +0000 28735 at http://wfae.org Arts Task Force And Animal 'Grossology' PNC Bank Donates $530K To Early Arts & Science Education http://wfae.org/post/pnc-bank-donates-530k-early-arts-science-education <p>Charlotte’s arts education just got a boost.</p><p>PNC Bank has donated more than half a million dollars to fund early arts and science education in the Bethlehem Center’s Head Start programs.</p><p>Executive Director of the Bethlehem Center, William McDonald, says that this funding will enrich the program, which serves children whose families meet federal poverty guidelines.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:06:02 +0000 Briana Duggan 16003 at http://wfae.org