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Mission

We exist to:

The PDSC is a non-profit organization that exists to connect children of all ages to their families, communities, and the world beyond through interactive STEAM exploration.

 

Vision

We envision:

A future where all children can fulfill their potential and become engaged community members and global citizens, equipped with a strong foundation in science, critical thinking and creativity.  

 

Values

What’s in our DNA:

At Palouse Discovery Science Center children and families are the center of our work. We believe that STEAM education is a critical need for 21st century careers/living and support the development of young scientists, engineers, artists, naturalists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and above all, healthy and empathetic humans, to the fullest.

 

Guiding Principles:

  • Amaze guests! We offer warm hospitality, a creative and joyous environment and highly engaging exhibits and experiences. All guests feel safe, welcomed, and empowered to learn new things and create new memories -No matter if it is their first or 50th visit!  

 

  • Model science as a process. We show science as an exciting, limitless process with the power to affect change. We inspire people to ask questions, develop hypotheses, conduct experiments, and evaluate evidence in all aspects of their lives.

 

  • Promote Play. Play is the work of childhood, and all children have the right to play. Our facilities, programs, exhibits, and experiences scaffold play-based learning and are accessible to people of all backgrounds and abilities.

 

  • Dream big. We boldly push ourselves forward, pursuing new ideas and challenges. We are not afraid to experiment and learn from our failures as we seek to inspire purpose, spark imagination, and encourage hope.

EXHIBITS & LEARNING SPACES

EveryBODY Healthy - Our lifelike hospital exhibit, where children transform into doctors and care providers and learn about health and the body through dramatic play and dress up. This is a permanent exhibit sponsored by Pullman Regional Hospital, Center for Learning and Innovation.

Art Studio - Self-directed art room stocked with materials, supplies and inspiration. Add to our community art wall!

Nano - Permanent exhibit exploring the science behind nanotechnology and how we use it in our daily lives.

Nature Loop - This short trail on the side of our building features a beautiful, north-facing view of the Palouse. Come watch for birds, you might event spot some other small mammals. 

 

MoneyVille - Learn about currency, budgeting, and how much money is really worth.

MEET THE TEAM

 

Meri Joswiak, Director

director@palousescience.org

 

Alext Croft, Museum Supervisor

frontdesk@palousescience.org 

 

Education Team: 

Leslie Baker

Cameron Dandridge

Jess Marie Jones

(Contact Jess for info. on star parties

& our travelling planetarium dome.)

Board of Directors:

Becky Highfill, Board President

Sara Kinser, Vice President

Jennafer McCutchen, Secretary

Ali Pearce, Treasurer

Olusola Adesope

Katie Bridges

Molly Kelton

Taylor Shewchuk

Nathan Weller

We are looking for a few passionate people to serve on our volunteer board of directors, or one of our advisory committees. Folks with experience and interest in education, STEM fields, non-profit/small busieness development, marketing, fundraising and event planning are encouraged to reach out: 509.332.6869. We'd be happy to take you on a tour and answer any questions you have on how to get involved. At PDSC, we believe eveyone has something to learn and something to share. 

Receive free admission to the PDSC for a year and other member only events and discounts!

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