Eureka! McConnell Science Museum integrates teaching and hands-on experience in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning environment. Eureka! is seeking $5.5 million to secure its future in the $26 million Engineering Building on the Colorado Mesa University campus to ensure western Colorado students are exposed to STEM and inquiry-based education that helps develop technical and critical thinking skills. Your contribution will make a difference in this extraordinary opportunity.
In 2015, more than 15,000 children engaged in math and science education through Eureka!. Class field trips to Eureka! brought in another 7,000 students from Mesa County and other West Slope communities. Eureka! also provides after school classes, no school day camps, and over 30 annual summer camps critical to continuing academic achievement. During the 2016 school year, Eureka! will provide elementary science resource kits quarterly to over 10,000 students and their teachers in 25 district schools.
Exhibits, experiments, demonstrations, displays, resource kits, and knowledge hungry kids take up a lot of space! The number of children and the number of lessons has outgrown Eureka!’s current facility. Too many young students, eager to learn, are disappointed because classes and camps fill quickly and collect long waiting lists.
The new Eureka! McConnell Science Museum will have a home in the new Colorado Mesa University Engineering building a 60,000 square foot structure planned for the west side of the campus on 7th street. Eureka! will have 13,000 square feet on the first floor that will be dedicated to our hands-on exhibits and two classrooms, as well as a workshop, storage, meeting, and administrative space.
Eureka! is seeking $5.5 million to secure its future in the $26 million Engineering Building to ensure western Colorado students are exposed to STEM and inquiry-based education that helps develop technical and critical thinking skills.
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