“Today, more than ever, science is emerging as an instrumental factor in decisions affecting stability, security, and improved quality of life for the entire planet. We have a responsibility to fuel that curiosity and to encourage it as a process of life-long learning.”
Anthony Rock, of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, said that, and he isn’t wrong. I was fortunate enough to have part of my upbringing in San Diego, and spend much time at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. There I was exposed to Newton, and Archimedes, and Einstein and Sagan, and the center made it fun and interesting and exciting — an excitement I haven’t lost to this day, forty years later.
And now Maui has the chance for it’s own Science Center, and I feel that excitement again.
The Maui Science Center, a new nonprofit organization, has a mission to help familiarize members of the public with objects and ideas about science and technology. While still in its beginning stages, the project hopes to provide innovative hands-on, minds-on experiences that encourage curiosity and exploration.
On August 15th, 2015 the Maui Science Center is hosting Maui’s first ever Science Carnival an all-day outdoor family friendly event at Kalama Park in Kihei. Maui residents and visitors can experience their first interactive exhibits, participate in hands-on science activities, enjoy science shows, fun games and live entertainment. Plus an amazing silent auction sponsored by the Island’s business community.