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Planners envisioned the Homewood Science Center (HSC) as a community project, and there are new opportunities for people to get involved. The science center at 18022 Dixie Highway in Homewood will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, for anyone who is interested in volunteering.

HSC officials note the meeting might appeal to people who
⦁    like to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math
⦁    are looking for a way to feel more connected with your community
⦁    need experience to round out your resume or your college applications.

Officials describe the center as “a brand new, startup nonprofit, dedicated to igniting interest and understanding of science. 

“We aspire to become a center designed for people of any age to explore science and technology, form meaningful connections within the South Suburban STEM community, and create a lifelong interest in learning,” officials said in a news release.

Community involvement began early in 2015 with the formation of an advisory committee that helped shape a conceptual plan for the center and led community outreach efforts. Members of that committee are still active in HSC development.

With the start in 2016 of the PopUp Science series of events more volunteers — people of all ages — are needed, officials said. 

The Kids Committee, which includes members of middle or junior high school age, formed in this past spring and has helped with PopUp Science events. Upcoming committee meetings will be at the center at 3:30 p.m. on July 12, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13.

HSC also has committees focusing on education and programming, marketing and outreach, and fundraising. 

For more information on volunteering, contact Holly Kelsven at [email protected]

More information: 
Twitter: @HomewoodScience or #HomewoodScienceCenter

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