Over the past year I have had the pleasure to work with Brad Nuccio at the Saint Louis Science Center to develop the Center for Science. The Center for Science is based on the concept that a national network of science centers working together can more effectively engage and impact the public that these institutions working completely independently.
Just to give some sense of the potential impact, there are about 38,000,000 visitors a year to science centers and museums in the United States – that is more than the NFL and NASCAR combined. So what if these organizations started to actively collaborate and expand that collaborative network to include major media companies and science and technology corporations… You begin to get the idea.
This week the Center for Science launched a beta version of its web site – a well designed and developed site that was made possible through the generous support of Paradowski Creative, a nationally recognized design firm and Contegix, a leading international open source hosting company. Please take a minute to visit the site. More on this exciting project soon.