Throughout the year, the MMA offers engaging programming for adults and children, conducts and supports critical research, and trains future leaders and educators in the fields of astronomy, the natural sciences, history, and historic preservation. Thousands of people visit our Aquarium, Natural History Museum, and historic Mitchell House. Imagine the impact.
This year we published "Nantucket Harbor Research - a Ten Year Summary" of research conducted by the MMA and other island science organizations, laying the groundwork for future research and providing critical information to policy makers. Imagine the impact.
Just this week, we learned that a researcher, Charley Eisman, who specializes in tiny insects called "leaf miners" discovered well over 100 new species never identified on Nantucket, including some entirely new species not found elsewhere. And while working with one of our MMA staff. Imagine the impact.
In March, the Maria Mitchell Association will once again host the Nantucket Science Festival. Last year over 250 children and parents attended. This year we are looking for a bigger space. Imagine the impact.
But we can't do any of this work without you and your generous support. As with most non-profits, our programs do not cover our expenses. We absolutely depend on your support. And to use the cliché . . . "every dollar counts" . . . is entirely appropriate. It truly does. Over 4800 people receive this E-Comet. Imagine your collective impact.