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Discover - A Luncheon to Celebrate Tremont Institute
Knoxville, TN 37919
6410 South Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
- Date(s): June 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018
- Event Time(s): 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
- Price: $125 per guest
- Location: Lakeshore Park
Give a child the life-changing experience of living and learning in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by joining us at “Discover.” A luncheon to celebrate Tremont Institute and the education programs and experiences that have inspired thousands of children and adults since 1969. Join us for a summer afternoon along the Tennessee River with spectacular views of the Smokies.
River Terrace at Lakeshore Park, Knoxville
Friday, June 1, 2018
12:30- 2:00 pm
Business Casual – If you would like to take a nature walk with one of our naturalists, please dress appropriately.
Tickets: $125 per person
Tickets are available to purchase online. If you cannot attend the event and wish to make a donation to Tremont, you may do so online.
Guest Speaker Dr. Milton Chen
Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area producing the award-winning Edutopia.org website on innovative K-12 learning. He served as executive director of GLEF from 1998 to 2010. Dr. Chen has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco; director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, helping develop Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact; and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. During 2007-08, he was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars.
Dr. Chen serves as chairman of the Panasonic Foundation in New Jersey, which supports superintendent leadership and district improvement, and is a member of the board of trustees for Sesame Workshop. He chaired the education committee for the National Park System Advisory Board, advancing the agency’s work in STEM and humanities education.
Dr. Chen’s career has been honored by the Fred Rogers Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Congressional Black Caucus. He has received the NHK-Japan President’s Award for contributions to educational media and was named an Honorary Ranger by the National Park Service. His 2010 book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, was named as one of the year’s best education books by the American School Board Journal. Perhaps most importantly, on his 50th birthday, Dr. Chen was named a Jedi Master by George Lucas!