Monday, July 14, 2014

DENSI 2014: Day 2

Yep...the DENSI fun has just begun. Today was our group outing. Every DENSI has a day that focuses on exploring the town we invade and learning something new, and DENSI2014 was not going to disappoint. Today was a exploration of Nashville (how could anyone go wrong with exploring Music City). A little history, sight seeing, and "culture" was on the docket for Day 2. This was not my first time to Nashville, but I got to see the city in a different way today.

Our morning started with a community breakfast. That is the flowery way to describe eating in the college cafeteria. Then it was on to the tour bus.

Our tour began with a carter bus journey through Nashville. We saw all the important sights travelers need to see, and ended out first part of the tour at Ryman Auditorium. This is where the Grande Ole Opry was recorded for years. After touring the building it was exploring time along the Honkey-Tonk Highway where many famous singers have gotten their start. The feeling of Nashville was in the air. 

After loading the bus for the second stage of the tour we traveled to Centennial Park. Here we saw the Parthenon. This is a to-scale recreation of the Athens Parthenon. We took our group shot here, had some photo fun, and moved on to lunch. 

After lunch we traveled to the culture part of our outing, The Country Music Hall of Fame. Everything country was to be seen. I am not sure they knew what to expect when invaded by all these light gray shirts!

The evening ended with a Movie Night. The DEN STARs were treated to a special pre-screening of an upcoming Science Channel episode of "How the Universe Works" (to be aired later) presented by it's producer Wyatt Channel. Also, a Q and A session with the producer of "How it Works" and other Science Channel shows. What a great opportunity! Like always, Discovery Education never fails to give fantastic experiences!

Tomorrow's agenda is full of our first "work" day. We will be in sessions all day learning about tech tools and classroom strategies. Tomorrow will begin the "drink for the fire hose" time of DENSI! As always, I leave each day looking forward to what the next will bring!

Check out all my pics on my Flickr Slideshow Below!

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