Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Headwaters Science Center Volunteer Opportunity

Please join Headwaters Science Center, 413 Beltrami Avenue NW, Bemidji, Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday September 6th to paint the interior of the science center.  Valspar Paint donated 75 gallons of paint to HSC through the Minnesota Beautiful Grant program administered by the Northwest Minnesota Foundation.

To accomplish the task of painting the interior of our building, HSC will be closed to the public starting on September 3 and will re-open for regular hours on September 7th at 9:30 am.  Volunteers are needed to help HSC staff and board members paint the interior of the science center.  No experience required and a minimum time commitment of two hours is requested. Interested volunteers can sign up for a time slot by calling 444-4472 or emailing  

Painting will occur between 8 am and 6 pm starting September 3rd and ending September 6th.  Volunteers should wear painting appropriate clothing and bring brushes and rollers if they have them.  Paint and some supplies will be provided by HSC.

The Headwaters Science Center (HSC) was founded in 1994 to provide hands-on science and technology exploration in northern Minnesota.  HSC is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission "to provide intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for children, adults, and educational organizations in northern Minnesota using hands-on science and technology exhibits and programs.”    NEW: Seasonal Hours: September 7 through March 17: Closed Tuesday.  Open Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.

Thank you for supporting HSC!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Volunteers Honored

Headwaters Science Center volunteers Arianne Louwers and Amy Granlund  were recently recognized as “Someone Special Volunteers.

Granlund has volunteered more than 250 hours to the center in the past year assisting with raptor care and education, Friends of Headwaters Science Center activities and special events including Spirited Elements and e-cubed.

 Louwers has volunteered more than 700 hours in the past year assisting with Raptor Demonstrations, Science Club, exhibit floor services and special events.

The Bemidji Pioneer, Paul Bunyan Broadcasting, Ken K. Thompson and the United Way recognize “Someone Special Volunteers” who have made significant contributions to the community.