The Faulhaber Family Foundation announced its plans for the Suncoast Science Center Monday.
The science center is part of the foundation’s STEM Education Opportunity program and will provide educational opportunities for Sarasota County students and members of the community.
The Faulhaber Family Foundation focuses on promoting the interest and education of science among students through outreach programs, such as classroom demonstrations, and the Science Lending Library.
Faulhaber Family Foundation Executive Director Ping Faulhaber says the center will help inspire students to pursue a career in science.
“We need a place outside the classroom where there are no time limits, where kids can explore, create and be innovative,” says Faulhaber.
The center will allow guests to learn about science by having them use all of their senses, something Dr. Fritz Faulhaber says is one-of-a-kind.
The Suncoast Science Center will provide 60,000 square feet of experiential learning and include a lending library, exploration zone, artistic avenue, research station and networking nucleus.
“It’s not a museum,” says Fritz Faulhaber. “The center will never be the same from one month to the next.”
The Faulhaber Family Foundation also announced that the Sarasota School District has allowed the foundation to temporarily set up a space at Sarasota County Technical Institute.
The foundation is currently searching for a permanent site and is also seeking volunteers to help with all aspects of the project.
“It takes a community to build a community,” says Ping Faulhaber.
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