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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Emerald Coast Science Center- Have you been there lately?

Check out this family fun place open to the public. The Emerald Coast Science Center provides a hands on experience where families learn together.

Membership is inexpensive and provides reciprocal privileges to science centers coast to coast.

Find out more today: www.ecscience.org

Target demographics:
The museum’s target audience is families. Our in-house education programs are geared towards children between the ages of 6 and 13. Our outreach programs are targeted towards children in elementary school.

Our biggest obstacle is acquiring the necessary funding to purchase new exhibits. Due to a significant decrease in a major income source, fundraising dollars must also be spent to support operating expenses.

With 3 hours a volunteer can:
1. Assist with front desk operations: collecting admission and running the gift store.
2. Serve as a docent to assist museum visitors.
3. Assist during field trips.

What your donation will allow us to do:
It supports the Emerald Coast Science Center's mission to provide outstanding science education exhibits and programs and is essential for sustaining operations and keeping the museum affordable.

Your donation of $250 enables us to:
provide a half-price family science night program to a Title I School.

Your donation of $500 enables us to:
provide a free Family Science program to a Title I School

Your donation of $200 enables us to:
purchase a Lego NXT robot to be used in weekend and summer programs.

Board Members and Affiliation:
Dr. J. Shawn Leatherman - Suncoast Healthcare Professionals
Ms. Wendy Clark - Priority One Insurance Services
Ms. Emily Gibson - former teacher
Mr. Matt Ritter - Edward D. Jones
Mr. Jerry Melvin - Former Member of Florida Legislature
Dr. Thomas Gilbar - University of West Florida Faculty
Dr. Connie Hall - Edwins Elementary School
Dr. Jacalyn Huband - University of West Florida Faculty
Mr. Mike Jimmerson - McMahon & Hadder Insurance
Ms. Peggy Mahone - EmeraldCoast.com
Ms. Janice Manley - former museum executive director
Ms. Tonia Murray - Butler Elementary
Dr. Chris Reid - Pensacola Nephrology PA
Ms. Shawnea Tallman - Okaloosa County School District

Past and Current Funders:
BAE Systems, Bank of American, Boeing Corporation, Boeing Employee Community Foundation, CenturyLink, Compass Bank, DRS Technologies, First City Bank, Fort Walton Beach Lions Club, Fort Walton Beach Machining, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, General Dynamics, Gulf Power, Jacobs Sverdrup, LocalEdge, Lockheed Martin, Northwest Florida Daily News, On The Coast Magazine, Northrup Grummand, Okaloosa Gas, Publix Super Markets Charities, Military Media, Suncoast Healthcare Professionals, Synergy Graphics, Trustmark Bank, Twin Cities Hospital, Tybrin Corporation, Vanguard Bank. White-Wilson Medical, Wright Shopping Center

Key Staff
James LaFollette, Jr. - Executive Director
Barbara Wolf - Museum Services Manager
Dulcie Scalf - Senior Science Instructor
Marcus Lindemann - Science Instructor
Jennifer McNiven - Science Instructor
Laurie Allen - Science Instructor
FCAT Prep, Family Science Night, Portable Planetarium, Traveling Science, Home School Days, Saturday Morning Science, Summer Science Camps,

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