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Pittsburgh, PA – May 19-20, 2009

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the location for an upcoming 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis course May 19-20, 2009. Offering everything from sports to the outdoors, and being consistently ranked in the top US cities for livability, Pittsburgh is a great city to visit for a TapRooT® course.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture

The new August Wilson Center for African American Culture opens in the spring of 2009 as a cultural center for African American heritage in the Pittsburgh area. There will be information on African American contributions to a variety of areas, including sports, theater, and science, and visitors will be able to experience “dance, music, art, theater and other cultural, educational and artistic events” (http://www.augustwilsoncenter.org/about/index.php). A variety of performances are put on throughout the year.

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh

The Carnegie Museums were founded by Andrew Carnegie 113 years ago and have grown to include four different museums in Pittsburgh. “From rock groups to Campbell’s soup, from T. rex to submarine decks—the four Carnegie Museums are home to hundreds of thousands of objects, including some of the world’s great art and the remains of the Earth’s largest prehistoric creatures. They’re home, too, to thousands of exhibition spaces that make us wonder—about our world, the Universe, the past, and the future. Most importantly, they’re the participants and the hosts of daily exploration—onsite, out in the community, and around the world. They are Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

National Aviary

The National Aviary is home to a variety of birds and is a center for research and education. The Aviary includes indoor gardens, free-flight rooms, and a variety of natural exhibits. Visitors can observe feeding time, veterinary procedures, and more.

Sports

Pittsburgh is home to three professional sports teams: the Steelers (football), the Pirates (baseball), and the Penguins (hockey).

While the Steelers will not be in season during the time of the course, visitors can take a tour of the stadium on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Senator John Heinz History Center

The Senator John Heinz History Center is part of the Smithsonian Institution and has exhibits for everything from “the pre-revolutionary drama of the French & Indian War to the legendary match-ups of the Super Steelers. It also has information about the Pennsylvania “Quest for Freedom,” when Western Pennsylvania played a key role in the Underground Railroad.

To register for the upcoming 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis course in Pittsburgh on May 19-20, 2009, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=657&l=1.