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Discovery Park promotes educational content online

Though the Discovery Park of America in Union City closed its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, employees are still trying to inspire children and adults to learn through their social media, according to a press release issued Tuesday.

Discovery Park said in the release that much of the staff is working from home.

They said their content includes their "Moments of Discovery" videos, pictures of different "ArtiFacts of the Day," as well as interesting blog posts about history.

"Moments of Discovery" videos created by the education, archives and museum staff provide an opportunity for park goers to hear stories.

The "ArtiFact of the Day" is a unique look at and the story behind some of the more than 13,000 artifacts in the park. Other material from the collection is shared with the hashtag #ThisDayInHistory.

The staff will continue posting blogs feature more detail on subjects covered both inside and out at the museum and heritage park. They will also continue releasing their weekly podcast, "Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast."

"Wildlife Wednesdays" with the wildlife staff introduces followers to the different animals who reside in the Regional History Gallery and the 20,000-gallon aquarium. "Fossil Friday" is a chance for students to learn more about the fossils at the park.

“During a time of crisis, everyone is looking for how they can help,” Scott Williams, president and CEO of Discovery Park said in the release. “With so many fascinating items on display and a talented staff to share them with the public, this is a way we can provide some inspiring content for children and adults who are quarantined at home making our mission of ‘seeing beyond’ even more poignant.”

Discovery Park’s content can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The blog and podcast can be found at on their website.

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