Thursday, June 6, 2013

Thankful Thursday: "Imagination is a force..."

"Imagination is a force that can actually manifest a reality."
James Cameron

This week I am thankful that SC and I got to go visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science on a very special day - when James Cameron's DEEPSEA Challenger submarine was there.  If you were unaware (honestly, I was until a day or so ago), James Cameron recently set the record for a solo dive to the deepest accessible place on Earth, in the Mariana Trench.  You can read more about it here.

This was a really cool experience, and it gave me the opportunity to learn a little more about Cameron, someone whom I really only know as the director of the movie Titanic, and for the few documentary pieces he has done with regard to the actual Titanic ship.  The Perot Museum had also set up a few experiment stations that pertained to submarines and underwater exploration, and every child who attended got an "experiment in a bag" with instructions to use the items (empty film canister, 2 rubberbands, some coins, some plastic keyboard keys) to create something that would both submerge and then resurface.  SC was a little bored at first with the waiting around, but was very interested once the scientists started talking.  I cannot wait until Cameron releases his 3D film chronicling the experience next April, and am glad we will be able to view it at the Perot in their theatre.

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