The Board of Education of the DeKalb County School District defines Fernbank Science Center as an integral part of the DeKalb County School District. It is an extension to the regular elementary, secondary, adult and post secondary school program. Fernbank Science Center is designed to enhance the scientific literacy and the related proficiency of the lay, student and professional populations of DeKalb County, the metropolitan area and the state of Georgia. Instructional materials developed at Fernbank Science Center shall be correlated to science courses being taught in the DeKalb schools. Each instructional activity shall be designed to meet the level of understanding of each participating group. Programs conducted by Fernbank Science Center staff members shall be directed toward teacher in-service, a supplement to classroom science curricula, and public presentations.The mission of Fernbank Science Center is to provide extraordinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) instruction, exhibits, opportunities and experiences to the DeKalb County School District, the local community and beyond. The science center is dedicated to science literacy and life-long science learning for all people and all ages.The students of the DeKalb County School District receive instruction from science specialists in their field that is aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards but goes beyond regular classroom instruction. Programming is designed to motivate and inspire students to learn more about how science and scientists work and to encourage student achievement in science.Teachers are provided professional learning opportunities that are designed by Fernbank Science Center instructors. These programs, experiences and workshops are content based and grade and area specific.Community based programming is developed as part of Fernbank Science Center’s dedication to continued life-long learners of science for the entire family, and includes exhibits, special programming in the evening and on Saturday and other learning opportunities. These programs are intended to connect the scientific community with the public to promote a better understanding of science and the natural world.
The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant is excited to welcome back old friends and make new ones with our reopening in 2009. After entering the Atlanta restaurant scene in 1981 and quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite destination restaurants, the 57th Restaurant took a few years out of the spotlight until pleas by friends and the community encouraged the doors to be opened. Renovated and refreshed, the 57th Restaurant is destined to be the place to make memories and celebrate with friends once again.The 57th Restaurant has been restored to the glory that Atlantans and visitors remembered for decades. The hospitality team creates a special experience for each guest whether they are coming to the restaurant for an intimate dinner, special event or a drink on the patio.The 57th Fighter Group Restaurant is locally owned and operated by Epps 57th Restaurant LLC.
In 1990, a group of Delta retirees launched an effort to locate one of Delta\’s first 1940s Douglas DC-3 aircraft. This combined with an effort to consolidate Delta\’s memorabilia and archival collections, created a groundswell of support that expanded into a museum.The goal of the museum is to collect, preserve, and present the history of Delta Air Lines in ways that educate and engage. We serve Delta employees and families, Delta friends, local community organizations and non-profits, and academic researchers.On May 23, 1995, the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum, Inc, was incorporated as an independent nonprofit corporation, organized exclusively for public charitable uses and purposes and qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is devoted to collecting and preserving the history and heritage of Delta Air Lines and all of the airlines that have merged with Delta in the past. This includes Chicago & Southern Air Lines (1953), Northeast Airlines (1972), Western Airlines (1987), Northwest Airlines (2008), and information about the acquisition of Pan Am\’s trans-Atlantic and shuttle routes (1991). The Museum is located in the Delta World Headquarters in Atlanta and is open to Delta employees, retirees, corporate visitors, and to the general public by appointment.