Wednesday, December 21, 2011

You are Invited to A Celebration on January 13!

For a generous outpouring of support during the last two months of fundraising, everyone at Headwaters Science Center wishes to say, Thank You to people in the Bemidji region who "Gave Ten", gave more, gave again, gave on-line, gave anonymously, gave for the first time . . .

You all helped to meet our challenging goal that will help HSC continue to grow and move forward. The public is invited on Friday, January 13, 5:30-7:00 pm and will include refreshments, free admission to the exhibit floor and a chance to learn more about this exciting time of transition. Please come and help us celebrate!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Update For "I Gave Ten" Fundraiser

We did it! Our first goal of raising at least $40,000 by December 15 was accomplished. The total as of December 15, 2011 is $41,092, and still counting. This means the $40,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor will kick in, raising the total to $81,092.

The response from folks in northern Minnesota and, indeed, around the country was impressive. For the thousands of kids and adults that visit and learn at HSC every year, THANK YOU. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

While we have enough cash to keep the doors open and to support a new executive director, this fundraiser is not over with. Our stated goal is to raise $100,000 by December 31, 2011. If you have not contributed, please do so now .

The future of our country depends on a cadre of trained scientists and technicians; HSC often provides the spark that ignites that latent fire of wonderment and enthusiasm for science and technology. Let’s keep the fires burning!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What HSC Really Means

Kinetic Sculpture Exhibit
  As children growing up we all understood how a teeter-totter worked. We understood concepts of balance, mass, leverage, and gravity. We just didn’t know it. As an adult I’ve always believed the lever is by far the most useful device ever discovered. Such a simple notion, but I’ve used makeshift levers to help with many a task from household cleaning to moving boulders. Modern-day inventors have even capitalized on this idea to sell simple and inexpensive ways to move furniture.

At the Headwaters Science Center in Bemidji, my favorite exhibit is the Kinetic Sculpture––a grand and fascinating piece of art that displays simple machines at work. The game of Mouse Trap that we used to play is a small example of this kind of design, but the Sculpture at HSC presents the concept on a magnificent scale. It is 10’ high and, through it’s winding wire framework, small balls travel around paths and twirl, whirl, drop, and are catapulted here and there by an array of simple mechanisms until they reach the bottom, only to be lifted by a long hoisting device until they again reach the top. It is a continuous cycle. Each little machine is fascinating onto itself, but as a group they create a work of moving art that is mesmerizing and relaxing to watch.

The front window at HSC now displays a playground. It is an appropriate environment demonstrating the idea of “hands-on” science, or learning through play. At the center of the display is a teeter-totter indicating the progress of the current fundraising blitz that will bring in funds to pay a salary for a new director. The “I Gave Ten” idea is elementary: $10 from 4,000 people will bring in the better part of a director’s salary for a year. It’s a simple concept, but one that can accomplish a mighty task. Watch the teeter-totter move as donations come in and––if you wish––come to HSC and play!
Check out their web site at and make an on-line donation, stop in, mail it (413 Beltrami Ave), or call and donate with a credit card (218-444-4472).

Julie Bengtson

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Updates by Laddie Elwell

Flowing With the Current
A Little History;
A Lot of Vision

The Vision

Why did Headwaters Science Center happen to grow in Bemidji? There was never a loud call from the City’s population that there was a great need for a science center, and the City “fathers” and the Chamber of Commerce weren’t even aware that it was happening, nor did they, like most of the community, seem to care. Really, why should they have?

But that was about twenty years ago, and both City leaders and the Chamber are now supportive, as are a large number of people in the community! And who could have guessed that so many wonderful, and sometimes strange and/or hilarious, things would happen to bring us to the beginning of 2012?

In the early 1990’s, there was a group of people in town who were aware that there were quite a few folks with interests in things other than sports and the arts... and that there were kids who had no place to go to enjoy recreational fun involving learning activities. Most of the thirty or so people who attended the first publicized meeting that led to the birth of HSC had grown up in places where they had access to museums, or they were taken to museums as children, and they wanted their kids and grandkids to enjoy museum experiences.

That’s how it started. The former J.C. Penney building was just sitting around, being host to a few gigs, but not being fully utilized after the restaurant and hardware store moved out. Rosemary Given Amble helped us gain temporary access to it, and later she and Bud Amble, Bill Baumgartner, and John Baer helped us arrange a reasonable 5-year mortgage to buy the 413 Beltrami Avenue property. Those of us on the original working committee considered the old building to be a perfect startup site for a small science center: and it has been!

But what do we do at HSC––and what’s our goal? Our mission states: The Headwaters Science Center’s mission is to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for all children and adults in its northern Minnesota service area with scientific and  echnological interactive displays, exhibits, and programs otherwise unavailable in the region. We do this, but it is an unexciting statement of the passion that those of us who work here feel about our real job.

Our real job is to help other people feel the wonder and excitement about how this very remarkable Universe we inhabit really works. Of course, we really don’t understand how everything does work, but, between us all at HSC and our scientist friends, we know many of the answers to questions about a lot of things! And we also know that there are lots of things that NOBODY knows so far... and that is exciting. We know that the kids we work with will grow up in a very different world, and we want to help them understand how to make decisions by carefully weighing alternatives, the way scientists do in assessing the results of carefully conducted experiments. But we also hope that along the way they will learn to feel a kinship with the Universe, that they will
see the magnificence in a butterfly’s wing, the precision in the chemical activities of every green leaf, and the true wonder of our Earth and all its inhabitants.

My Vision for HSC –

• Within a few months: a new executive director, passionate and knowledgeable about science and science center roles in rural areas and university towns, and appreciative of diverse cultures.

• Within two to five years: building the new center we need.

• Now and into the future: a soundly functioning, challenging, exciting, and up-to-date science center that will serve northern Minnesota exceptionally well!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

HSC Seeks New Executive Director

With the impending retirement of Dr. Laddie Elwell as Executive Director, Headwaters Science Center is actively seeking a new executive director. If you wish to apply for this position, the job description is posted on our web site along with instructions for applying. It closes on December 9, 2011. Just follow the link.

Job Title: Executive Director
Reports to: Chair of the Board of Directors
Supervises: All Center Staff and Volunteers
Posting Date: November 17, 2011
Application Due: December 9, 2011

The purpose of this position is to manage the day-to-day operations of the Headwaters Science Center consistent with the Center’s mission, plans, budgets and governance as approved and directed by the Board of Directors.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Give to the Max Day - November 16

What if you could help us win $1000 just by giving 10 bucks? On Wednesday, November 16, Give to the Max Day, you can.

 Last year 42,000 donors logged on to and gave over $10 million to Minnesota charities in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. Together, we have the power to raise thousands of dollars for Headwaters Science Center.

Give to the Max Day amplifies your giving impact in a number of ways:

1. Win a Golden Ticket! $1,000 will be given to a random donor's charity every hour. To increase your chances of winning, make several small donations throughout the day and night, or have a donation party with some friends and organize a scheduled giving event!

2. Put us on the Leader Board! $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 prize grants will be awarded to the top three nonprofit organizations which receive the most dollars in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day.

3. $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000 prize grants will be awarded to the top three small nonprofit organizations - with budgets under $750,000 (that’s us) - which receive the most dollars on Give to the Max Day. is the smart way for you to discover, support and engage with nonprofits like HSC. The online giving platform is safe and secure for credit and debit cards; you will receive automated tax deductible receipts through email, and conveniently track and record your donations in a single online location.

Please consider participating in Give to the Max Day on Wednesday, November 16. GiveMN is easy to use, and your generous gift to Headwaters Science Center will make a huge difference to our future.

You can go to the HSC web site to make a donation or go directly to our project at

Thank you

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I Gave Ten


For nearly 20 years, Headwaters Science Center has served the Bemidji area and the Northern Minnesota region. However, due to a number of factors, the future of Headwaters Science Center is in jeopardy. We need your help to keep the doors open. Please show your support and help keep HSC a valuable and unique asset to the community and region.

“I GAVE TEN” is the theme of the HSC fundraiser beginning November 1, 2011. We are striving to motivate 4,000 supporters in our service area to donate a minimum of $10 each to secure a matching donation of $40,000 from an anonymous donor. This challenge has a December 15 deadline. Our ultimate goal is to raise $100,000.

HSC receives no direct public funding; we depend on grants, donations, store sales, and fees to support an annual operating budget of $229,000. Unfortunately, the current economic situation has depleted most grant opportunities and our current Director, Dr. Laddie Elwell, is retiring in February. Dr. Elwell has never received monetary compensation her 18 years of dedicated service and we are now faced with finding salary support for a new director. We need your help to overcome these challenging times.

November 16 has been selected as “Give to the Max Day” by This is an opportunity to donate on-line to Minnesota non-profits, including HSC. It allows donors to amplify their donations with up to $15,000 in prize grants! Last year, more than 42,000 donors logged on to and gave over $10 million to Minnesota charities in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day. See our web site for details or go to

What you can do to help make this a successful fund raising effort:

1. First, make a generous contribution. You can donate by mail, by phone with a credit card, or on-line with a credit card on our web site or web site.

2. Talk to your friends about contributing - spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and other media.

3. Write a letter to the editor in your local paper explaining why HSC is important to you.

Please help us keep HSC functioning as a viable educational resource.

Need to learn more about HSC? View a fact sheet.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Flowing With the Current by Laddie Elwell

It was a great summer at HSC! Thanks to help from the Neilson Foundation, there were weeklong programs about Birds, Photography, Robotics (2 weeks), and Advanced Robotics, and an Ecology group that met once a week for ten weeks. HSC was glad to be able to offer scholarships to many youngsters to attend. There were also regular meetings of Science Club, Tots ‘n’ Science, and Discovery Science. Also, hundreds of tourists from all over the United States and Canada (and a number of foreign nations as well) crowded into the Center, so our staff was kept very busy!

Time is flying by with February coming up on the horizon, and by then we will have a new director, assuming everything happens as it should. This means that HSC’s budget has to become significantly larger in order to support a paid director and the expenses he or she will need to cover in order to do the job properly. One of these expenses will be to attend the annual conference of the Association of Science Technology Centers, ASTC, which we all refer to as “aztek.” Our association with ASTC makes it possible for us to offer free admission to 322 other science centers across the United States (and around the world!) as a perk of HSC membership.

Jim and I will be attending the ASTC conference in Baltimore in October. Because we have always enjoyed ASTC meetings, we’ve regarded them almost as vacations, although, in truth, they are very busy and a fair amount of work! Science museum staff from all over the world attend the conferences and incredible amounts of information about programs, exhibits, and activities are exchanged. HSC staff members have been presenters for a number of ASTC sessions, mostly in those designed for small science centers. The wonderful thing about ASTC is that science center people in general are very generous in sharing ideas about almost anything that goes on in science centers and museums!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Science After Dark

Headwaters Science Center will be hosting their first Science After Dark event on Thursday, August 18 from 7-9pm at the Keg & Cork in Bemidji, MN.

Science After Dark is an opportunity for adults 21 and over to get together in a casual atmosphere and enjoy an evening of scientific entertainment. Guest physicist Glenn Schmieg, author and retired professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is coming to town and will perform entertaining and educational scintillating science exhibitions.

There will also be science trivia and other fun activities for everyone. In addition, Design Angler, our local digital marketing agency, will be offering door prizes which includes family Christmas photos using green-screen technology which means the background can be anything – Tahiti, Times Square, or even the moon. The grand door prize will be a family Christmas video from anywhere in the galaxy.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Headwaters Science Center or at the door.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Human Respiration and Circulation - Help Name the Exhibit!

Headwaters Science Center staff wants input from its visitors in helping to name an exhibition that has been under development over a period of several years. The exhibition has been funded by Beltrami County, North Country Health Services, Bemidji Medical Equipment, and National Science Foundation through the Science Museum of Minnesota.

It will have about 15 stations that concern human respiration, circulation, nutrition and exercise. Models, videos, and activities will help visitors to understand the marvelous efficiencies of two remarkable human systems and why proper nutrition and exercise are so critical to their healthy function. The exhibition is intended to help visitors understand what respiration and circulation involve, how they work, and what can happen to make them more or less functional or severely impaired.

Originated through collaboration with B-WELL under the direction of Marti Lundin, BSU professor Muriel Gilman, Sanford cardiac therapist Susan Carlson, and HSC staff members have been planning the exhibition with the hope that it will have its formal opening in September and undergo prototyping later this summer. Prototyping is the process of setting up an exhibition in a preliminary form, with temporary signage and the expectation that changes will be made to make it more meaningful through critiques from its first viewers, our visitors.

The original name was “Save Your Breath”, but as the exhibition has developed, that name seemed inappropriate, and a “catchy” new name hasn’t come up in the developers’ minds. Some of the names that are being considered are: Body Function Junction, Circulation City, Head to Toe, Blood & Air, Tip Top Body Shop, Shape it up, The Body & How it Works, Life & Longevity, Vitalization Station, Body, Breath, & Blood, and Vital Spark.
The exhibition developers and HSC staff want a name that will be lively, appropriate to the topics involved, and be of interest to people of ages (about) 7 to 100+. They will select the most appealing name within the next few weeks. The winner will receive a yearlong family membership in Headwaters Science Center, which not only allows free access to HSC and reduced prices for programs and Science Store purchases, but free access to over 300 other science centers across the United States and abroad.

Persons wishing to submit names can drop them off at the Science Center, e-mail them to Laddie Elwell , or mail them to HSC, Post Office Box 1176, Bemidji, MN 56619. The name will be decided upon within four weeks.

Monday, May 9, 2011

A New Challenge

Flowing With The Current
by Laddie Elwell

This is a difficult message to write. I want to explain what Headwaters Science Center can become to Bemidji and Northern Minnesota and what’s keeping that from happening. I also want to help everyone thoroughly understand why working with little kids is so critical and explain why HSC needs new leadership and funding by February 2012.

Our present building, wonderful as a starter, is a dead end as a proper science center for Northern Minnesota. It was intended to provide the beginning of a center that would serve people of all ages who want to know more about living organisms and the world
around them. Location, space, and funds prevent our staff from being able to do much more than provide exhibits and programs for children and families and some support for teachers, and that doesn’t pay the bills––nor does it fulfill the HSC mission or meet
community goals. (See our mission statement on our web site, noting in particular the phrase “children and adults.”)

At a time when social and economic problems facing our nation and world are mostly reliant on solutions based on good science, when too few young Americans are following scientific careers, and when American students lag behind students in other nations in science, it is still very difficult to find adequate financial support for informal
science education. A science center can stimulate youngsters’ lifelong interests in science and provide support for teachers and citizens in the form of workshops, equipment, and educational resources. A great many, if not most, productive scientists grew up being fascinated by exhibits, programs and/or collections in museums and science centers.

Science centers become important community and regional attractions because science is really interesting, stimulating, and–yes, it certainly can be fun! The newly proposed New Vision Project, which will link science with the arts, history, and culture,
will be particularly attractive to regional residents and to tourists!

Why is it important to work with children? Of course they’re cute, amusing, and occasionally maddening, but they are the future.  Introduction to scientific procedures and methods can often help with all kinds of decision making: problems can be solved––or at least faced squarely and recognized for what they are. Hundreds of wonderfully supportive people have made HSC possible and viable for 17 years. By next February, HSC’s financial backing must be improved if it is to continue, for it will have to pay a new executive director and financial director, which it has not ever had to do. It is
time for HSC to have new administration––and it’s time for Jim and me to retire and encourage new ideas and projects.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oja named Volunteer Youth of the Year

From left are, front row, Kayla DeWitt and Maya Lindquist; middle row, August Black, William Knudson, Mattie Snyder, Nick Hoover, and Jacob Rudnick; and back row, Antton Oja, Youth Volunteer of the Year, and Jennifer Sanford, United Way of Bemidji Area.
Antton Oja has been named Bemidji’s “Inspire by Example” Volunteer Youth of the Year for his enthusiastic love of science that he brings to his volunteer services at the Headwaters Science Center.
The Headwaters Science Center has a Science Club that meets every Monday for children ages 6-13. Oja was an enthusiastic member of the Science Club while in this age group. Once he outgrew the club, he asked if he could continue as a volunteer.

Oja not only assists the students with their projects, but also helps set up and clean up of snacks and helps with material preparation for the activities.

“Science Club is a dynamic group and it takes a mature individual to adapt to the various roles required to be an effective volunteer,” said Kitura Main, volunteer coordinator for HSC. “Most importantly, Antton is a friend and mentor to the club members. He works hard to ‘get it right’ and his obvious excitement is infectious.”

Oja has volunteered for five years with the Science Club and has helped with the special events for eight years. He is 16 years old and a sophomore at Bemidji High School.

The Bemidji Inspire by Example Volunteer award program, in its 22nd year, is sponsored by United Way of Bemidji Area and the Bemidji Volunteer Directors.

Friday, April 1, 2011

2011 Summer Programs for All Ages!

Thanks to the Neilson Foundation, HSC staff can offer four different week-long special programs and an Eco-Explorer program this summer in addition to continuing Science Club, Tots 'n' Science, and Discovery Science.
For more information or to register, call 218-444-4472 or come in to the Science Center. There are scholarships for qualified persons: please pick up an application form at the Center.

Bird Watching: (3rd – 8th grade) Maximum class size 16 people.

Bird watching will meet from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, June 13th – 17th. Sessions will take place at the Science Center, Lake Bemidji State Park, and perhaps other outdoor sites.
Get outside, enjoy nature, and learn about birds and how to identify them. We will spend much of our time outside looking for and identifying birds. We will explore a variety of habitats and discuss what we are likely to see in those areas. This class will cover binocular use, field guides, identification tips, how to start a life list, as well as a few fun projects to attract birds to your own backyard.

Cost: $125.00

Eco-Explorers: This program is especially suitable for intergenerational pairs and 2-person adult mentor-youth (4th grade and up) teams, although individuals can also apply. Maximum enrollment of 12 2-person teams, or 25 people.

Explorers will meet ten times throughout the summer between June 17th and August 26th on Tuesdays. Explorers will meet at the Science Center at 10:00 am. Most sessions will take place on the Mississippi shoreline between the History Center and the bridge. We will be back at the Science Center by 4:00 pm.

Activities will include journaling, ecology games, collection techniques, story telling using displays, butterfly tagging, and several make-and-take-home projects such as a nature journal, plant press, pinning board and bird feeder. Skills addressed will include nature record keeping, species identification, transect sampling, river sampling and display development. The camp will terminate with an informal project presentation and picnic for all participants and their families.

Individual member: $125.00
Individual non-member: $140.00
A 2-person intergenerational or mentoring team: $175.00

Nature Photography: (3rd – 8th grade) Maximum class size 16 people.

The photography class will meet from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, August 1st to August 5th. Classes will be held at the Science Center, Lake Bemidji State Park, and perhaps other outdoor sites.
Come and have some fun with photography. Go on a scavenger hunt and learn how to see the world through the eye of the camera. Cameras will be provided for you to use during the week. You will learn some basic camera operations and guidelines for taking great photographs. We’ll discuss lighting, composition, close-ups, and creativity. We will be outside part of each day practicing specific skills and techniques. This class will end on Friday with a showcase of the students' work.

Cost: $125.00
Tech Camp I: (ages 8-14) Maximum class size 16

Camp will take place between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm August 1st – August 5th at the Science Center. This is an introductory robotics class utilizing the LEGO Mindstorms kits.

Learn the basic principles of mechanics, electricity and robotics in this hands-on program, that will include reverse engineering (take-apart), electronics, sensors, motor and servo control, programming and control techniques, as well as robotics applications in today’s society. Have a great time building, battling and manipulating bots this summer with others who share your interests.
Members: $95.00

Non-members $125.00

Tech Camp II: (ages 10 – 17, Tech Camp I graduates welcome) Maximum class size 16

Camp will take place between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm August 8th – August 12th at the Science Center. This is an intermediate robotics class utilizing Aquatic Remote Operated Vehicles. Challenge yourself to think critically; work with others to solve problems and share ideas. Expand your knowledge of robotics as you design and build Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV’s) as submersible diving robots. Launch them in Lake Bemidji and have a liquidy look beneath the surface with an underwater camera.
Members: $115.00

Non-members: $145.00

Continuation of Regular HSC Programs

Summer Science Club: (for ages 8-13)

Beginning June 9th, Science Club will meet 8 times throughout June and July from 2:00 to 4:00 on Thursday afternoons. Activities will cover a wide range of science topics.
Members: any 4 sessions for $38.00; all 8 sessions for $70.00.
Non-members: any 4 sessions for $42; all 8 sessions for $78.00.
If there is space (call to find out), each individual session costs $12 for members and non-members .

Discovery Science: (for ages 6-8)

Beginning June 8th, Discovery Science will meet throughout the summer at the Science Center from 1:00 – 2:00 on Wednesday afternoons. Activities will cover a wide range of natural and physical science topics. Sessions will include stories, hands-on activities and games to help children learn about the world around them. Advance registration is appreciated.

Cost is $3.00 per child. Non-members will also be charged admission price if participants wish to go on the exhibit floor before or after the program.

Tots 'n' Science: (for ages 3-6, must be accompanied by an adult)

Beginning June 8th, the Tots program will meet throughout the summer from 10:00 – 11:00 on Wednesday mornings at the Science Center. Sessions will cover a wide range of natural and physical science topics featuring stories, hands-on activities and games to help children learn about the world around them. Advance registration is appreciated.

Price is $3.00 per child. Non-members will also be charged admission price if participants wish to go on the exhibit floor before or after the program.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The 2nd Annual "e-cubed" Fundraiser was a Success!

On February 26, Headwaters Science Center was buzzing with 125 guests, over 40 volunteers, 18 musicians, a magician, and buffets featuring food from over 25 restaurants and local chefs. The second annual "e-cubed" dining experience topped last year's event by raising over $8,000 in revenue for the Science Center. That amount
is in addition to approximately $7,000 in in-kind donations of products and services that were made by area businesses and individuals to enhance the occasion, and of course the fantastic food that is critical to the overall success of the dinner. The silent auction made about $2,700.

Thanks to all who donated and attended! Special thanks to Julie Bengtson for making all this a reality!

For a detailed recipe on one of the great desserts, check this link.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Flowing With the Current

Updates by Laddie Elwell

A New Vision for Northern Minnesota: The Headwaters Source Center

In September, the HSC Board established a “New Visions Facility Committee” co-chaired by John Hawthorne and Roger Davis to investigate the possibility of HSC working with other local governmental and nonprofit entities to develop a plan that would result in a science and technology, arts, and cultural heritage center that would serve northern Minnesota's populations and schools.

Proposed partners include Beltrami County History Museum, Native American communities, BSU and Bemidji Tech, Bemidji Arts Council, the City of Bemidji along with its Area Chamber of Commerce, Bemidji City Council, and other nonprofit and service organizations with shared interests based on regional needs and interests. A committee composed of representatives of the major partners is in the process of being established.

Part of the project will include technology and fresh water biological research facilities. The whole project will have both “hands-on” and “on-line” components that can be integrated into classrooms throughout northern Minnesota and well beyond. The ideal site for the New Visions facilities is the area along the Mississippi River between Lakes Irving and Bemidji surrounding the site allocated to HSC by the Bemidji City Council, including the Beltrami County History Museum.

It will be a regional center for science, arts, and cultural heritage and has the potential to be:

• An outstanding source for learning about and conducting activities related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

• A source of technological innovation

• An exciting tourist destination

• A source of job opportunities

• A place for regional crafts-persons to show and sell their wares

At the January 19th HSC Board meeting, the following resolution was passed:

Headwaters Science Center – Resolution 2011-01

Approval of Co-Sponsorship of the Joint New Vision Committee

Whereas it is the responsibility of the Board of the Headwaters Science Center (HSC) to approve the formal involvement and membership of the Science Center in other organizations.

Whereas the Board of the Headwaters Science Center previously established in 2010 the "New Vision Committee" to pursue the creation of a new Science Center in partnership with other civic minded non-profit organizations such as the History Center, the Arts Center and the like.

Whereas it has become apparent that a separate independent organization should be created with representation of all collaborating partners with this objective in mind.

Now therefore be it resolved to approve and sanction the participation of the Headwaters Science Center, as represented by the New Vision Committee, to organize, participate in and otherwise further the establishment of a Joint New Vision Committee whose objective is to build and operate a center for interactive learning and research, emphasizing and integrating science, technology, the arts, culture and history, particularly emphasizing the diverse cultures and natural resources in our area.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

e3 (e-cubed) is Coming Sat. Feb 26, 2011!

e3 (e-cubed) is an upscale dining experience at Headwaters Science Center featuring the art and science of food. Magnificent food buffets, live music, and HSC's own incomparable science entertainment will fill all three floors of the Center, with another dessert spectacle to cap off the evening. This is a major fund raiser for the year. Click here for all the information.