New series brings science to life through short videos made for little learners
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — April 5, 2023 — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) today announced the rollout of new MOSH Molecules video programming in collaboration with PNC Bank. The new, early-learning, instructional videos encourage parents and children to foster a love of lifelong learning from anywhere, including home.
Filming for the MOSH Molecules video programming project began in 2020. The onset of the pandemic solidified the Museum’s commitment to virtual programming and sharing access to free, on-demand education tools with families. Now complete, the programming consists of eight videos varying in length from three-and-a-half to five-and-a-half minutes. Each video breaks down activities and experiments families can do together, and targets early learners ages three through five. Video topics include lessons in meteorology, reptiles, light, the ocean, nature, chemistry and chemical reactions, all led by Early Learning Coordinators on MOSH’s staff.
Via a partnership with WJCT Public Media, the videos will be available on the Museum’s website (https://themosh.org/mosh-molecules/) and YouTube channel.
“Every day, we aim to grow a love of lifelong learning starting at an early age,” said MOSH CEO Bruce Fafard. “This new MOSH Molecules programming is another tool for parents and families to engage in learning opportunities together, while having fun. These videos are made possible through the generous support of PNC Bank, and we are honored to have the backing of our community while we aim to educate and equip families with the tools they need to engage little learners.”
The MOSH Molecules videos align with PNC Bank’s ongoing commitment to early childhood education through the PNC Grow Up Great® initiative. Since 2004, PNC has invested more than $500 million toward programs and resources serving children from birth to age five, particularly underserved children, and their caregivers and teachers. PNC also partners with childhood education experts through the program to support teachers with professional development opportunities, resources and more.
“PNC firmly believes that all children should have an opportunity to grow up great, and programming like this gives children the resources to build their knowledge and ability,” said Chris Kalin, PNC regional president for North Florida. “As a national main street bank, we’re focused on driving impact in our community, so we couldn’t be happier to have the opportunity to work with MOSH and grow the resources available to all of Northeast Florida’s families. We look forward to seeing the impact these videos will have.”
For more information about the educational programming at the Museum and to view the new MOSH Molecules videos, visit themosh.org/educate.
About PNC Bank
PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.
About The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) is located at 1025 Museum Circle near Friendship Park. MOSH, first chartered in 1941, inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Admission is $19.95 for adults; $16.95 for youth, students, active and retired military and seniors. There is no admission fee for children 2 and under or Museum Members. Learn more at themosh.org.
Museum funding is provided in part by the City of Jacksonville and the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, Inc.; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the National Endowment for the Arts; Historic Museums Grants-in-Aid Program assistance provided by the Bureau of Historical Museums, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, Secretary of State.