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Due to health concerns associated with the Coronavirus and in cooperation with Gov. Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order, Science Central has cancelled all programs, events and outreaches through Tuesday, April 21st.  Science Central will be closed to the public until further notice.

We did not make this decision easily. As a science-based, educational institution, the management team feels this action is in the best interest of our visitors, staff and volunteers. It is the responsibility of everyone to help reduce the spread of the virus.

If you were scheduled for any upcoming programs, we will contact you in a separate communication, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

We look forward to re-opening soon!

Updated 4/3/20.

Learn from home!

To foster science learning while everyone is home, Science Central is creating engaging online science content for parents and teachers to use.  Find more videos on Science Central's YouTube channel CLICK HERE

Portal to the Public

Portal to the Public provides professional career development opportunities designed by a national network of museums to bring scientists and the public together in face-to-face interactive programs. As a partner organization, Science Central provides local STEM practitioners with the opportunity to become part of this exciting, growing network of science professionals who have participated in this program since it first launched in 2007 with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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  • Are you a researcher, engineer, or medical professional looking to do broader impacts and outreach? Become a STEM Communication Fellow!
  • Join a team of STEM professionals at Science Central who are dedicated to promoting a greater appreciation and understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math.

What are the Benefits?

  • Enhance your professional communication skills in a dynamic and engaging workshop setting.
  • Develop a hands-on educational activity which you can use in multiple educational settings at and beyond Science Central.
  • Opportunities to network with local STEM professionals committed to public engagement and education professionals.
  • Receive STEM Communication Fellowship certification

 webedit RedMemo DSC 0015Participate in Portal to the Public Professional Development

  • 6 part workshop series
  • 2 Meeting, one-on-one, with Science Central staff

Develop and prototype a hands-on activity related to your research/work.

  • A portion of workshop time will be focused on materials and activity development
  • The majority of development will occur outside of the workshops
  • Showcase your interactive activity via video conferencing at Science Central.

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What are the time requirements?

  • 14 hours direct professional development with Science Central Staff
  • 10 hours reflection and project development

 Webedit BigLittleScreen2 IMG 0503What does it cost?

  • $1500 base rate for up to 12 participants
  • $150 each for additional participants

 How do I learn more?

  • Click here to visit the program website for additional information on the network.
  • Click here to see what others have to say about the program.