Come Help the new Maui Science Center at the Maui Science Carnival!

“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.

Be there!