- Sydney Sullivan
40 Years of Community and Giving
By Sydney Sullivan
Special to the Enterprise
Explorit is thrilled to announce Giving Tuesday is nearly here! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement created in 2012 with the goal of encouraging people to do good for a day. It has since turned into a yearly tradition that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
In 2017 Explorit had over 100 donations made to the Science Center. While some of these were large, others were closer to $40. Each person, each donation counts towards a larger picture and a better future for Explorit. For example, last year Explorit hosted Women in STEM, and aspiring young scientists had hands-on activities with opportunities to meet women working in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Events like this strive to make a difference in a world where only 27% of STEM workers are women.
2020 was hard for all businesses but especially for non-profit organizations. It is now, more than ever, that Explorit calls on its community to contribute in any way it can. Giving is not only about donations. Giving can be about time, a helping hand, or a simple message of support. While the last two years have been difficult, Explorit is excited to continue making an impact on its community as it celebrates 40 years.
As Explorit celebrates 40 years, there is thank you to be made to our community. As a non-profit, Explorit truly runs off the generosity and kindness of those believing our mission is possible: “To ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery.” These last 40 years have proven how committed and passionate our community is to help the young scientists of tomorrow.
Giving Tuesday is November 30th, 2022. Anyone can donate on our website under the “Donate” tab. Or find the link on any of our social media platforms: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Exploit's coming events:
• Thanksgiving Extended Public Hours: Friday, Nov. 25 10am-4pm.
• A Membership to Explorit grants the recipient free visits to Explorit’s regular public hours, discounts on events, summer camps and workshops, and gives you ASTC benefits to visit other museums throughout the world. To purchase or for more information visit https://www.explorit.org/membership or call Explorit at 530-756-0191.
• School Programs are available to schedule. We have educational programs that travel to schools and options for field trips at our facility. Please call 530-756-0191 for more information or to schedule.
• Now is a great time to donate and help Explorit continue to educate and inspire the scientists of tomorrow: https://www.explorit.org/donate.