Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
A Night of Discovery with James Cameron is a unique fundraising event organized to benefit MUSE School CA’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Program. It will also be an experience of a lifetime, with the opportunity to meet James Cameron and see the vertically-deployed, bright green DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submarine he co-designed and piloted on his historic, 2012 solo dive to the deepest place on the planet, the Challenger Deep.
A small group of attendees will have the chance to view footage from Cameron's dive almost seven miles deep--35, 787 feet--into the largely unexplored and alien deep-sea trench. They will also have the opportunity to sit inside the submarine’s simulator and experience firsthand what it was like for James Cameron during his almost seven-hour voyage. An organic gourmet dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur Susan Feniger, with a special selection of vegan cuisine from her Hollywood, CA restaurant STREET, will round off this very special, one-of-a-kind event.
About the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Expedition:
James Cameron's DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition, a series of 13 dives and 19 free-falling lander deployments, was the first extensive scientific exploration in a manned submersible of some of the deepest spots on Earth. On March 26, 2012, Cameron successfully piloted the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible system and science platform to the Challenger Deep, located in the Mariana Trench, 200 miles southwest of Guam. He returned with high-resolution 3D images and footage of unprecedented clarity, and collected sediment, physical oceanographic data and biological samples. Preliminary analyses have led to the discovery of 68 new species and contributed to our understanding of complex geological processes occurring at the trench axis, providing unique insight into extreme deep-ocean environments. The driving force behind the Expedition was to inspire public interest in exploration and in scientific investigation, especially among young people who will become our future scientists, engineers, and explorers.
"Diving to the deepest point in the Mariana Trench is something like riding a cramped elevator that starts in a steamy tropical forest and ends in the dead of night at the North Pole,” says James Cameron. "We know less about the deepest points on our planet than we do about the surface of Mars," he also explains.
In a recent announcement made last week, explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) have formed a partnership that will include the donation of the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER submersible to Woods Hole. DEEPSEA CHALLENGE was a joint scientific expedition supported by National Geographic and Rolex: deepseachallenge.com
About MUSE School CA:
“MUSE School CA was established to inspire and prepare young people to live consciously with themselves, one another, and the planet." -Suzy Amis Cameron (Founder - MUSE School CA)
Located in beautiful Malibu Canyon between Malibu and Calabasas, California, MUSE School CA –founded by Suzy Amis Cameron and Rebecca Amis– is located on 22 breathtaking acres abutting the Santa Monica Mountain conservation lands. At MUSE School CA, every child is truly known and seen. Our teachers understand and honor students as individuals – dreamers, observers, envelope-pushers, and everything in between. Students have a voice in choosing curriculum based on what they like, how they learn, where they find fun, and what they need and want. MUSE encourages exploration and imagination, as well as fostering compassion and optimism. A focus on preserving the environment and building community is a priority, as is the belief that freedom to follow one’s own path every day is essential in nurturing fully invested, absorbed, and passionate learners.
"At MUSE our Green STEAM Program gives students the opportunity to go beyond their way of thinking and create something that speaks to their inner being and beyond." -Rebecca Amis (Founder - MUSE School CA)
The Green STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math) program at MUSE inspires innovation and creativity. Students learn tools and processes that help them reach their own goals and realize their own ideas. Students explore all academic disciplines through creativity, curiosity, open mindedness, resourcefulness, persistence, and social responsibility.
"We give students a voice and a choice in their education. The interactive, hands-on environment at MUSE School is devoted to ensuring that students develop as whole people, lifelong learners, and engaged citizens who are healthy in mind, body and play." -Jeff King (Head of MUSE School CA)
About STREET Cuisine:
Susan Feniger’s STREET is all about strong and bold flavors. Feniger says, “My co-chef Kajsa Alger and I love to cook with an ethnic twist using strong flavors that appeal to a variety of palettes. Some of the most popular dishes at our Hollywood restaurant, STREET, are from our vegetarian and vegan selections, like our Pumpkin Canelloni, Jackfruit Bao, and Croatian Apple Fritters. We focus on creating many of our recipes utilizing plant based and organic products.”
James and Suzy Cameron, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE Team, Susan Feniger’s STREET (eatatsreet.com), Krista Jon’s Archive Rentals (archiverentals.com), Fotis and Son Imports (greekfoodandwine.com), Earth Friendly Products (ecos.com), Donna Pu’u/Betty Belts – Ocean Inspired Accessories (bettybelts.com).
MUSE School is a 501(c)3 charitable organization governed by a Board of Directors that is responsible for strategic planning, policies, and the fiscal stability of the organization.