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Green Crude – A Fossil Fuel Alternative

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Green Crude – A Fossil Fuel Alternative

Green Crude – A Fossil Fuel Alternative

Tiny Columbus, New Mexico is exactly what it sounds like: a small town with a population just over 1,600. Walking into the streets of Tiny Columbus, you wouldn’t expect to see much beyond a rogue tumbleweed here and there.  However, …

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Meet Tony, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Meet Tony, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

In part two of our two-part series, get to know our tour guide Tony.

Hometown: Pittsburgh

Current City: I grew up in, and still live in, Penn Hills

College/Major: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Communications Media major, with a minor in …

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The 360 Bottle – A Sustainable Solution

The 360 Bottle – A Sustainable Solution

It goes without saying that water bottles are harmful to the environment. In fact, enough plastic is thrown away each year that if you were to place plastic bottles from end to end, you could circle the entire globe four …

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Meet Madie, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

Meet Madie, Tour Guide Extraordinaire

If you’ve been on an Inventionland tour recently, you’ve most likely met Madie. She leads the tours, gives fascinating facts about the sets, and always greets our guests with a smile on her face.  But who IS Madie? We asked …

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Dandelions – A Sustainable Future

Dandelions – A Sustainable Future

As children, we all used to scour our yards in search of dandelions. Little did we know we were actually searching for what could be the key to a pollution-free future.  While most farmers and homeowners do their best to …

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Manufacturing: From Past to Present

Manufacturing: From Past to Present

We don’t think a lot about where our things come from. We simply use our toothbrush or our computer or coffee mugs, rarely giving them a second thought.  Nor do most of us consider that hours and hours of work …

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Setting the Stage: Building Theater Sets

Setting the Stage: Building Theater Sets

To build or not to build, that is the question. Theater productions have the ability to enthrall audiences…to take them out of reality and transport them to a different era, to a whole new world. Now, this is largely due …

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Bio Plastics – A Green Alternative

Bio Plastics – A Green Alternative

Gathered around a table, researchers and scientists from a plastic manufacturing firm anxiously stare into a Petri dish not knowing whether their latest experiment will produce the solution they have so desperately been in search of.

One scientist carefully removes …

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The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

The Louvre: A Journey Through Time

There are certain places in this world where you simply feel history around you. Cobblestone roads, ancient architecture, old artwork, the smell of dust in the air – it’s almost like you’ve been transported back in time. One such place …

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