February 2017
Make The Most Out Of Spring Break!
Make the most out of spring break through discovery and fun at the Science Center!   Spring camp features hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for grades K-5.  During the Spring Into Science camp (K-2) students will have an eco-friendly staycation learning basic physics concepts, flying drones and visiting the planetarium.  They will also become outdoor explorers learning about nature and horticulture.  Art is everywhere!  During the Art and Science camp (Grades 3-5) students will explore art concepts as they relate to nature and the world around them.  They will also learn about the connection between art, science and everyday items with creative, hands-on activities.  As a very special bonus, the group will visit the Dali Museum and make art come to life!  For more information or to register, please visit the Science Center website.

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




Sponsor STEM Education!

 Thank you ...
Thomas A. & Mary S. James Foundation!

 As an  Explorer Level contributor, the Thomas A. & Mary S. James Foundation is  sponsoring the " Rock Out" class.  In this introduction to petrology class, students learn about rocks, minerals and fossils.  This gift makes it possible for the Science Center to meet its mission of providing fun, hands-on, educational STEM experiences for children.


Linda Melvin
Volunteer Spotlight 

Linda has spent countless hours hand-crafting bookmarkers for the "Live It Up" class.  In addition, she reaches out to her friends, neighbors and others to gather supplies such as water bottles, newspaper and paper towel tubes.  These supplies are up-cycled and used in many of the STEM projects.  


Thank you, Linda!





Please support 2017 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.            

Duke Energy
Charles A. Lauffler Trust
Pinellas Education Foundation
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay
Thomas A. & Mary S. James Foundation
Florida High Tech Corridor
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.
William O'Neill Trust
Galen College of Nursing
 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 915
Ledman USA
Madico Window Films, Inc.
New Horizons
 PDR Certified Public Accountants
Power Design
QTM, Inc.
The Queen's Court, Inc.
In Memory of Alice Radcliffe
Seventh Sun Brewing Co.
St. Luke's
Troy University
Wells Fargo

Scott Callison
Amy Fine Anderson, DMD PA
Jan Fleck
Jack Geller
Aundre Green
Lucy Curci-Gonzales
In Memory of Gary and Marie
Allen Loyd
Brandy Polkinghorn
Richard Peck
David Piper
William Price
Betty Sherer
Kay Schwartz
Joanne Sullivan
 Janet Till
Ebony Vaz
Mitch Vigeveno
Andy Zopler