January 2017
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Winter Camp at the Science Center!
The Science Center hosted a very successful 2016 Winter Camp with over 40 children attending the two-week program.  Children participated in Winter Solstice activities including watching a planetarium show highlighting the winter sky.  They enjoyed the Starley White Garden, a beautiful, outdoor learning environment where they made nature sun catchers from items found in the garden like leaves, flowers, pods and sticks.  They also made sunflower bird feeders to accommodate the birds that migrate south for the winter.  While in the garden, they hunted for insects and arachnids.  Insects and arachnids may seem strange and creepy, but they are part of the largest group of living organisms on our planet.  S tudents had the opportunity to see and touch some of these amazing and diverse creatures while learning about their characteristics, life cycles, behaviors and habitats.  To top off this wonderful, winter adventure, children had a chance to fly drones, launch rockets, make boomerangs, conduct experiments  and make snow slime.   
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SEND A CHILD TO SPRING CAMP!

Your $5,000 contribution will sponsor STEM education to ensure children have access to high-quality, hands-on education during spring break.  
 
Your support helps foster innovative science, technology, engineering and math education.  These experiences build the foundation for life-long learning and future career success!

 

THANK YOU ST. PETERSBURG ASTRONOMY CLUB, INC!

 The Science Center received $4,000 from the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc. to support the renovation of the Carol Samuels Observatory. The Observatory first opened in 1992.  We hope with the partnership of the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, the Observatory can once again be used to inspire and motivate young people to explore the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

Alexa Iorillo
Volunteer of the Month

Alexa is an Eckerd College graduate.  She enjoys taking care of the resident animals at the Science Center.  She often does "double-duty" by helping to prepare materials for STEM lessons while ensuring Elliott gets the one-on-one attention he deserves.   

 

Thank you, Alexa, for everything you do!

 

SPONSORS

Please support STEM Education at the Science Center.   

Because of you, great futures start here!
 

Your commitment to the Science Center is very much appreciated. On behalf of the staff, Board of Directors, and most importantly, the children, we gratefully acknowledge your generous sponsorship. We truly appreciate your support.            

INNOVATOR
Duke Energy
 
EXPLORER
Charles A. Lauffer Trust
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 915
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
Ledman USA
Madico Window Films, Inc.
Pinellas Education Foundation
QTM, Inc.
Thomas A. & Mary S. James Foundation
 
SUPPORTER
AMETEK
ASCO/Emerson Charitable Trust
Clarity Services
Florida High Tech Corridor
Florida Reptile Room
Geographic Solutions
Gulf Coast Iguana Sanctuary
Little Oceans
Nicklaus of Florida, Inc.
PNC Foundation
Sirata Beach Resort
St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, Inc.
The Grainger Foundation
USF Research Foundation, Inc.
 
ADVOCATE
Centerplate
EnviroFocus Technologies LLC
Gopher Resources
University of South Florida
William O'Neil Trust
 
CORPORATE FRIEND
Knowledge Quest
PDR Certified Public Accountants
Publix
The Queen's Court, Inc.
In Memory of Alice Radcliffe
Seventh Sun Brewing Co.
Trenam Kemker
Walmart
Wells Fargo
 
INDIVIDUAL FRIEND
Dennis & Susan Black
Patricia Brown
Scott Callison
Amy Fine Anderson, DMD PA
Jan Fleck
Jack Geller
Aundre Green
Lucy Curci-Gonzales
In Memory of Gary and Marie
Edward Peachey
Brandy Polkinghorn
Richard Peck
David Piper
Bill Price
Kay Schwartz
Janet Till
Ebony Vaz
Mitch Vigeveno
Andy Zopler

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