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MUSE School Founders Suzy Amis Cameron And Rebecca Amis Proudly Announce The Arrival Of Explorer And Filmmaker James Cameron’s DEEPSEA CHALLENGER

June 10, 2013

Proudly Introduce The MUSE GREEN STEAM Program (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) Education Approach To Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution President and Director Susan K. Avery and MUSE School Founders Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis will welcome students attending from schools throughout the eight wards of Washington, D.C. to an educational event across from the Woodrow Wilson Plaza. The event is centered around the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine Cameron engineered for his historic dive to 35,787 feet in the Challenger Deep and its influence on MUSE School’s GREEN STEAM educational approach.

DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was a joint scientific expedition by James Cameron, the National Geographic Society, and Rolex. Learn more at deepseachallenge.com.

The submarine began its cross-country journey at Los Angeles’ California Science Center on June 1, 2013 making stops in several cities as it made its way to Washington, D.C. The 24-foot long DEEPSEA CHALLENGER will be on display for an official public viewing from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m across from Woodrow Wilson Plaza at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.


Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron
WHOI President and Director Susan K. Avery
Founders of Calabasas, CA-based MUSE School Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis
Head of MUSE School Jeff King
Global Director of MUSE GREEN STEAM Dr. Dijanna Figueroa


James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron, Rebecca Amis and other officials will welcome the arrival of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, a submersible Cameron piloted in March 2012 on a record-breaking solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench at a public event focused on the MUSE GREEN STEAM educational approach.


Across from Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Reagan Bldg. & Int’l Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW (Fed. Triangle Metro stop)


Tuesday, June 11, 2013
12:30pm – 2:30pm


Explorer and Filmmaker James Cameron’s submarine DEEPSEA CHALLENGER which, is making its way to Woods Hole, Massachusetts where it will be studied by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.


Founded in 2006 by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis, MUSE School CA’s mission is to Inspire and Prepare Young People to Live Consciously with Themselves, One Another, and The Planet. Through individual and passion-based learning, MUSE students achieve academic excellence, learn self-efficacy, exercise sustainability, and become compassionate global champions. As one of the greenest campuses in the United States, MUSE supports spontaneous learning at every turn of its 22-acre space, enticing children to explore, create, discover and reflect. MUSE Green STEAM, led by Global Director Dr. Dijanna Figueroa, is based on an educational model that supports the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics through individual hands on project based learning opportunities that focus on green and environmentally responsible innovation. MUSE School CA is a 501(c)3 non-profit school located in Calabasas, CA governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for strategic planning, policies, and the fiscal stability of the organization. For more information visit www.museschool.org

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Mass., dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. WHOI builds and operates the deep-sea exploration vehicles of the National Deep Submergence Facility (NDSF) for the benefit of the entire US oceanographic community. The NDSF includes the human occupied vehicle Alvin, the remotely operated vehicle Jason, and the autonomous vehicle Sentry. Established in 1930 on a recommendation from the National Academy of Sciences, its primary mission is to understand the oceans and their interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate a basic understanding of the oceans’ role in the changing global environment. For more information, please visit www.whoi.edu.

James Cameron has logged more than 3,000 hours underwater, is a veteran of 85 submersible dives, most of them to depths greater than two miles, and of eight oceanographic expeditions. Beginning with his film “The Abyss” in 1989, Cameron has advanced underwater cinematography and robotics during the production of numerous features and marine documentaries. Cameron is an Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic and a member of the Deep Submersible Pilots Association. He has contributed to a number of robotic space exploration projects and, for three years, served on the NASA Advisory Council. Cameron is the founder of the Avatar Alliance Foundation, a non-profit aimed at addressing climate change, the destruction of the natural world, and the loss of indigenous land and culture.

About Rolex

Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivaled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its OYSTER watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the OYSTER, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the PERPETUAL rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, exploration, sports, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic and patronage programs.

About National Geographic

The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Its mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Founded in 1888, the Society is member supported and offers a community for members to get closer to explorers, connect with other members and help make a difference. The Society reaches more than 450 million people worldwide each month through National Geographic and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.

Pamela Spyrs


Source: PR Newswire