Akita Citizen Exchange Plaza 4F&5F,Akita Community-based Center 'ALVE',4-1,Naka-machi,
TEL 018-887-5330 FAX 018-887-5331
「Natural Science Learning Center」 is located in the AL☆VE building.
It is a community-based center which has been open since July 2004.
AL☆VE is a complex building which is maintained an by the Akita municipal
office and members of the private sector.
It contains rooms for citizen group activities and planning of city festivities
in order to accomplish the town developmemt between the west and east
side of Akita station.
ALVE is a term coined to denote Altair and Vega, which means ALVE is a new starlet
for Akita. It is wished that ALVE will bee crowded with people as a community-based
center. This mane also means 'something exists' in Tohoku dialect.This name was
selected from 281 entries.
「Natural Science Learning Center」in Akita City was established
to enhance not only Akita citizen interests and understanding in
natural science but also juvenile imaginations.We encourage the
activities of science and comprehensive learning in school education.
Furthermore, we disseminate a scientific mindset to Akita citizens
relating to daily life events under the theme of “Nature” and “Universe”.
skills for spreading scientific viewpoints towards phenomenon
happening around us, discovering 'wonder', 'amazement', and to
In order to achieve this, ALVE is dealing with 'biology', 'nature',
and 'cosmos', bringing scientific education, integrated study, and
the five-day week education system.
① Introductory exhibition -apply its environmental capabilities
to hold large exhibitions-
② Experimental exhibition -two-way exhibition by advantageous
effects and Hands-on-
③ Explanation of contents -digital displays explaining contents of
exhibitions in detail-
① school education project -use of education for elementary and
junior high school students-
② Social education project -projects for the youth and adults-
③ Special project -workshops or lecture by academic researchers-
(3)Free-for-all On-site Training
① Scientific fun goods -approximately 300pieces of experimental
② Digital content for learning supports -10desktop computers, and
management of groupware-
③ Book rental -approximately 1500 books on introduction to science,
Akita local collection, and so forth-
Response to Continual Use
「Natural Science Learning Center」is included in the community-based
center ALVE, which means it plays a role in generating constant festivities.
Visitors widely range form those who are going to study Science to those
who just want to frequent science with a light heart. Natural Science
Learning Center emphasizes following points in order to encourage
(1) Creating an atmosphere with Akita's originally andinformation update
(2) Designing projects of accessible science with diversity and flexibility
(3) Assessment and modification which reflect visitors' and managers'
(4) On the job training for development of Scientific education and
(5) Long-term cooperation with related institutes