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GCM Brings the "Mediatrician" to Tampa for Education Is Key

The event honors one outstanding student and teacher who have made an impact in their school and the Tampa Bay Community, and fundraises for GCM’s Social Responsibility Fund.


WHO: Glazer Children's Museum

WHAT: The Glazer Children's Museum welcomes Dr. Michael Rich of Harvard University, known as the Mediatrician, to discuss children's media use and the implications of screen time on health and development at Education is Key on April 27, 2017. The topic is highly relevant during Week of the Young Child, a national initiative celebrating early childhood education from April 24-28. The event honors one outstanding student and teacher from the Tampa Bay Community, who will each be presented with an award during the program. Education Is Key serves as a fundraiser for the Museum's Social Responsibility Fund. Please join us for this event to share this fantastic story with the Tampa Bay Community!

Other speakers include:
Ken Curtin, Chairman of the Board at GCM and Partner, Adams and Reese, LLP
Jennifer Stancil, President and CEO of the Glazer Children's Museum
Commissioner Sandy Murman, Hillsborough County Commissioner
Barbara Hancock, Instructional Leadership Director of Hillsborough County Public Schools
Gege Kreischer, Consultant with Child Care Concepts

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30am-9am Program and Breakfast
9-9:30am Press Interviews

WHERE:  Glazer Children's Museum  
110 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, Fla. 33602

KEYNOTE SPEAKER BIO: Michael Rich, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and practices Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He is the Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health as well as a pediatrician, researcher, father, and media aficionado.

Named one of the top five Children's Museums in America, Glazer Children's Museum is an innovative educational and culture resource for the Tampa region. Opened in Downtown Tampa in 2010, the Museum sits among skyscrapers as well as green space, and is a central part of the cultural corridor featuring other museums, libraries and a performing arts center. The mission of Glazer Children's Museum is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them in order to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. The hands-on, minds-on Museum attracts more than 210,000 visitors annually with a 53,000 sq. ft. building full of themed galleries and 170 interactive exhibits for children aged birth to ten. A combination of permanent and traveling exhibits, comprehensive year-round educational programs, and dynamic special events provide children, parents, caregivers, and teachers a rich, cutting edge, ever-changing environment for playful learning. Glazer Children's Museum, a 501c3 non-profit, also offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of event space, 2,500 sq. ft. of classroom space and a 1,000 sq. ft. roof top terrace overlooking the picturesque Downtown Riverwalk, along the Hillsborough River.

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