As we head into the last few months of the year, I know we have all seen some high and low points throughout 2020 so far. One of the high parts that I’ve found is how this year has truly demonstrated that science is all around us, and we are always exploring and learning more.
Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve seen the process of theories being formed and proven or disproven as we continue to learn more about this virus, how it spreads, how to treat it and, hopefully, how to prevent it in the future. And this is just one example of science at work in our daily lives.
Science isn’t an esoteric topic that is studied simply to pass a class. It truly surrounds us; it helps us understand our bodies, the environment, the universe, technology, the food we eat and more. It is what inspires us at the Science Center, and is at the core of all that we do. At the Science Center, science is not just one subject matter; it encompasses many. STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) inspires everything from our educational programs, to our onsite galleries and digital content. We strive to connect people with these topics and ideas and how exciting and meaningful they are in our lives, even when we don’t realize it.
This is the second digital-only version of NewScience, and we hope you are enjoying the interactive content throughout the publication. Be sure to watch for links throughout so you can delve deeper into a subject matter through videos and other content. In this issue, you can learn about Science Center galleries and the subjects that inspire them, the inventions and accomplishments of Leonardo da Vinci, the Science Center’s Youth Exploring Science program and more.
Connecting the community to science remains the core of everything we do. We appreciate your support as we work towards our mission “to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.” 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.
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To ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.
Mission of the Saint Louis Science Center