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Discovery Center Balancing New Technology

This year, the Discovery Center is celebrating 30 years of operation:
 
It had nurtured learning, curiosity, and appreciation for the wonders that surround us--for generations of children.

Friday night, at the Terra Cotta in Binghamton, at the Discovery Center's Spring Fling dinner dance, we asked about the beginnings of what is now an educational treasure in the Southern Tier:

"We started out in a small gymnasium in the Christopher Columbus School, an empty school at that time the children had been shipped off to other schools and the mayor of Binghamton at the time said to us 'you can have this space',"
according to Pokey Crocker, executive director, Discovery Center
 
We asked Pokey Crocker about what effect the digital age is having on  young minds.  Are kids still hungry for discovery?

"Children are so much more technology oriented than they used to be you know they like all the electronics. We have to be careful about that, we're trying not to pull a lot of them in because we want them to think, we want them to explore, we want them to be a whole child without pressing a button all the time."
 
Pokey believes digital technology is wonderful, and children should use it as a tool for acquiring more knowledge. 

She feels it's a balancing act, between timeless principles of learning, and the short cuts that computers offer.

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