Optimistic for the Future
Current Happenings by Susan Joy
Every day brings new challenges and new opportunities for discovery and I’m excited to be a part of the Headwaters Science Center. I would like to thank all the staff, board members, visitors, and community
partners who took time to make me feel welcome in my new position and community. I also would like to congratulate Laddie Elwell on her successful tenure as director of the Headwaters Science Center and give
my utmost appreciation for all her hard work and dedication to realize the vision of a hands-on science center for all in northern Minnesota.
The future of the Headwaters Science Center is full of possibility. Our biggest strength is the personalized visitor experience we provide to each and every guest through our door. Visitors are invited to explore very exhibit, hold a bunny or a snake, and have an opportunity to interact with scientists in a real and meaningful way. Our summer
camps, Discovery Science, and Tots -n- Science programs invite children to go further in their explorations. One of our future goals is to provide opportunities for youth and adults to engage in exploration and discovery through Science After Dark events or a science corps.
Our future also includes strengthening our organizational capacity to undertake challenges and celebrate success as we create a premier visitor experience. The board created a strategic plan to guide us along the road to fiscal sustainability, excellence in exhibits and programs, and regional engagement. I want to congratulate them on their successful undertaking and I am committed to carrying out the objectives of the plan to realize a successful future.
We are very grateful for the ongoing support provided by our community and we are committed to expanding our potential. In the next year, we will need support from our members and region to realize our future. Our 2012-2013 fundraising campaign, “Elements of our Future” is currently in progress and all of you are invited to join us! Your personal invitation to participate in one of our four special events is in the mail and information will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
Headwaters Science Center is proud to be a part of Bemidji and looks forward to providing a world-class visitor experience to our community and our region!