Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Message From Susan Joy

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Thanksgiving is an important holiday in my family, one that we use as a time to remember those who support us and to be thankful for all that we have. This year, I am thankful to my family who supported me in my new role and our move to a new community and state, and I amthankful to the community that welcomed us in June. I am thankful for science, talented staff, dedicated board members, a wonderful community, and a future ripe with possibility.

We have new projects on our horizon, including our invitation to join four other science centers in a national network, Portal to the Public, hosted by the Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Through Portal to the Public, HSC will bring scientists and researchers together for
conversations with our visitors and the public about science and technology. Our peers in the network include the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington DC, Morehead Planetarium and Science Museum at UNC Chapel Hill, Natural History Museum of Utah, and Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland.

Thank you to those of you who attended “Spirited Elements,” the first event of our fundraising series, “Elements of our Future.” We had a fantastic time sampling local beverages and food and the bidding war on the elements was very spirited! The periodic table in our lobby will be updated to reflect our new element owners. “Spirited Elements” was made possible by the generous support of local sponsors, vendors, and an amazing fundraising committee. Stay tuned for the next event in our “Elements of our Future” series, e3 (elevated epicurean experience), on February 23, 2013.

I also want to say thank you to those of you who took time to “Give to the Max”on November 15th, the day of giving in Minnesota to support local non-profits and schools. We would not be here without generous support from Bemidji and our region. If you missed “Give to the Max” day, you still have time to donate through our online site at GiveMN. org, powered by Razoo. Just click on the Donate Now button on the website to be directed to our project page.

With thanks,


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