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Doug Buchanan

Doug Buchanan

Doug Buchanan is COSI's Education Programs Marketing Manager. He is also president of the Ohio Museums Association Board of Trustees.
25
June
2014

Columbus Teacher Raises Over $1,000 Online for COSI Field Trip

Amy Koogler's students love science.

The Highland Elementary School teacher wasn't about to let financial challenges stop her from bringing her 300 students to COSI on a field trip this spring. Amy used a website called donorschoose.org to raise more than $1,000 from eleven donors, including Disney, to make her school's field trip possible.
29
April
2014

COSI After Dark

The COSI Team spends a lot of time figuring out ways to get kids into our building, but COSI After Dark is all about COSI *without* kids. After a hiatus of several years, COSI After Dark made a triumphant return on the night of Thursday, April 2.
Photo from the April 2 COSI After Dark.
02
August
2013

2001 on the Extreme Screen: A Visual (and Sound) Odyssey

I love Stanley Kubrick's 1968 masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I've seen this epic space film dozens of times since childhood, probably once or twice in a movie theater, but almost always at home on TV.

Yet, in a way, I'd never seen 2001 before last month.

That's because I finally saw it on COSI's Extreme Screen.
Logo of the Soviet (now Russian) airline AEROFLOT visible on the shoulder bags of guests aboard Space Station 5.
29
May
2013

Museum Geeks Unite - at least for a weekend!

There's just one statewide gathering in Ohio each year that welcomes professionals from every kind of museum in the Buckeye State: it's the annual conference of the Ohio Museums Association (OMA). Last month, 100 representatives from Ohio museums gathered in Sandusky, Ohio for OMA's annual get-together, to exchange ideas, to network, and to be inspired by our friends' successes. OMA's membership includes professional staffers and dedicated volunteers from art, history, and science museums, nature centers, historic homes, arboretums, aquariums, zoos, and other cultural institutions.
Some of the 100 OMA conference attendees about to embark a chilly pre-conference ferry ride to historic South Bass Island & Gibraltar Islands in Lake Erie, including a trip to Ohio State's famous Stone Laboratory.
02
April
2012

World Water Day at Whole Foods

A partnership between a science museum and a grocery store might not seem a likely pairing, but Whole Foods Market and COSI made for a great combination last Thursday. Whole Foods Market's Dublin location, a groundswell supporter of COSI's new WATER exhibition, welcomed COSI Team Members with our Science Spot traveling science kiosks for a special in-store appearance, and amazingly, donated 5% of the day's sales proceeds to COSI. That came to an amazing total of $4,937.90 that will be contributed to our mission.
27
January
2012

Are you a “digital native” or a “digital immigrant”?

Are you a “digital native” or a “digital immigrant”?

At age forty, I qualify as a digital immigrant.

Although I grew up with computers (if my beloved Commodore C-64 can be called a computer by today’s standards), those days are far behind...

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