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2009-04-06 07:00:00

New Permanent Exhibit Features Native Butterflies in Their Natural Habitat COLUMBIA, S.C., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Thousands of butterflies are taking flight at EdVenture Children's Museum this spring. EdVenture's newest attraction, "Blooming Butterflies," an outdoor nature exhibit featuring hundreds of butterflies flying amongst native green foliage and flowers, will open in late spring. The innovative butterfly laboratory draws on the insect's mystique to stimulate interest in science...

2008-07-11 12:01:05

By Natasha Derrick, The State, Columbia, S.C. Jul. 11--Eating healthfully can be pretty sweet. At least that's what the folks at EdVenture think. All day Saturday, they will be giving out juicy peaches and slices of watermelon during A Healthy Taste of South Carolina. "We are fortunate to live in a state that has such great produce," said EdVenture's Kathie Williams. As part of its Big Ed Health Initiative, the museum partnered with the S.C. Department of Agriculture, which will...

2007-03-09 06:00:00

By Natasha Derrick Every year the arctic tern migrates 22,000 miles from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica -- from the North Pole to the South Pole. But visitors at EdVenture won't have to go that far to learn about its habitat. On Tuesday evening, Doug Williams, scientist-in-residence and USC professor, will host Science Jam as part of the museum's monthly Family Night. He will lead children and their parents on a scientific tour through both polar regions. "(Science Jam) is going to have a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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