I hope this letter finds each of you healthy and well. I know the past several months have cause stress and uncertainty in many ways, but this time has also allowed some reflection and I realize more than ever, how grateful I am for family, friends, my colleagues at the Science Center and you, our supporters, who stand with us through good times and tough times.
As we all have adapted to the changing world around us, I have been very proud of the Science Center team’s ability to pivot to not just working remotely, but working remotely to bring your museum to you at home through virtual content that connects you with the science that is around us every day. From providing connections to local science experts, to hosting virtual member events and encouraging people to explore the night sky through Astronomy Facts of the Day, we are working hard to provide you with online experiences that help you and your family learn from home while having fun.
Now we are excited to introduce you to the first digital edition of NewScience. With this interactive format, you can read about the Science Center and science news, while also enriching and enhancing your experience by clicking on videos, photo galleries and other content. While providing you the deeper experience is extremely important, this format also provides more accessibility and serves as a cost savings effort during a time when we have had to close the doors to our guests for a lengthy amount of time. This is a way for us to test this format, while ensuring we are being good stewards of the funds entrusted to us by the community.
In this issue, you can learn more about the efforts to bring the Science Center to you, what is happening in science and technology and more. I encourage you to explore the added links and content to enjoy the more interactive experience the team put together especially for you.
Finally, as St. Louis and the world grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, science is more important than ever. As a nonprofit, the Science Center relies on support from donors and members to keep our region connected to science learning. If you’re able, please consider renewing your membership for another year or gifting a membership, becoming a Supporting Member or making a gift to the Science Center’s Annual Fund.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Science Center building in the near future, but in the meantime, thank you for your continued support and dedication to our organization.
President & CEO
To ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.
Mission of the Saint Louis Science Center