Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central
May02

Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Chuck & Lisa Surack & Sweetwater sponsor month at Science Central FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 1, 2018) – Science Central thanks Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater for their sponsorship during the month of May! “Science and technology, music technology in particular, have been a lifelong interest,” said Chuck Surack, founder and president of Sweetwater. “That’s one of several reasons why I’m very pleased to support Science Central. It is one of the educational and cultural gems of northeast Indiana, important to our quality of life, and essential to the economic development of our community.” Support from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater helps Science Central continue providing quality, hands-on science education for all people of all ages. This month-long sponsorship is one of many contributions they have made to Science Central. More information about sponsorship opportunities at Science Central can be found on our website. About Sweetwater Sound: Sweetwater Sound Founded in 1979, Sweetwater is the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U. S. The company is respected as the nation’s leading retailer serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education, and houses of worship. Sweetwater’s customers can be found everywhere music is heard and audio is played, broadcast, or recorded, including recording, film, and broadcast studios in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in hundreds of thousands of home recording studios; and in schools and churches nationwide. Sweetwater’s founding and meteoric growth are built on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, outstanding selection and pricing, and, above all, an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence in every situation. For further information, visit Sweetwater.com. About Science Central: Science Central, a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has provided a hands-on fun learning environment for more than 20 years. Through our 200+ exhibits, school tours, distance learning programs and weekend public events, we bring the excitement of science and technology to about 140,000 children and adults annually. Science Central is located at 1950 N. Clinton Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46805. For more information, contact Science Central at 260-424-2400 or visit...

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Alton Brown Brings Food and Science to the Fort
Dec22

Alton Brown Brings Food and Science to the Fort

You say you enjoy edible science experiments, zesty humor and a dash of music, huh? In that case, Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour is probably the live show you’ve been waiting for. Renowned food-extremist and television personality Alton Brown has extended his North American tour and will cook up a special evening of entertainment in the heart of Fort Wayne. This all-ages show, which invites audience interaction, is an event for the whole family to savor together. Word on the street even says the experiments are so deliciously wild that ponchos are provided for those seated in the first two rows (it’s true)! Alton Brown’s live show will be at the Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 7:30pm. Tickets are priced at $48 and $58 each. VIP packages are also available for $128.  Anyone interested may purchase tickets at the Embassy Theater box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmster.com, or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Important: tickets are already on sale – so don’t wait too long to secure yours! Fort Wayne and Alton Brown are both enthusiastic about the show and all it will include. “We have combined science, music, food (and a few other things that no one in his right mind would allow me to do on TV), into a two-hour extravaganza that’s fun for the whole family,” says Brown. From his award-winning, 13-year “Good Eats” television series and hosting other shows including “Iron Chef America” and “Cutthroat Kitchen,” Brown has a blend of experience with both food and entertainment. Alton Brown invites you to attend his unique extravaganza. Gather the family,  consider bringing your ponchos, and prepare to take part in some pretty tasty science experiments! (Parents: don’t tell the kids, but some learning may even take place.) There’s a buzz of excitement about this event and Fort Wayne is happy to welcome such an intriguing guest. See you at the Embassy on March 26, 2015!...

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Hands-on education at Science Central
Aug28

Hands-on education at Science Central

Northeast Indiana is home to many great nonprofits that engage with the community at-large to address issues vital to making Fort Wayne a desirable place to live, work, learn, and play. We start off this week with one of Fort Wayne’s most visible institutions, Science Central, “a regional resource that provides inspiring and hands-on science education for people of all ages.” Background Although Science Central opened in 1995, its story as a nonprofit organization actually begins earlier than that. In 1987, community leaders came together to start working towards the goal of developing a hands-on science center for northeast Indiana. As the Science Collective of Northeast Indiana, the organization developed a presence in the community by developing off-site programming at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and with schools across the area. Innovative programming, community engagement, and outreach continue to play significant roles in Science Central’s operations as a nonprofit. The organization is currently in the first year of its new three-year strategic plan, which includes infrastructure improvements, plans for new permanent exhibits, and a possible goal to soon initiate a silent fundraising campaign to develop and install a new $1-1.5 million exhibit in a now undeveloped part of the building. The science of storytelling Two successful recent developments have enhanced the organization’s ability to share its mission. The organization’s new logo and marketing materials and the Science On a Sphere exhibit, which features a three dimensional research tool designed to educate visitors about earth and space systems have both received positive feedback from the community. Science Central plans to have two-to-four traveling exhibits per year with the next one being Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life, tentatively scheduled for September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015. The exhibit will feature a series of stations, computer interactives, and hands-on models for visitors to learn about the similarities and differences among molecules of different species. In addition to this, Science Central continues to offer traveling labs, demonstrations, assemblies, and festivals at schools and other off site locations via The Outreach (Science4U) program. Getting involved As a nonprofit organization, funding for operations is an expected challenge. Eighty-five percent of similar science institutions receive annual public/government funds for general operations, but Science Central does not and relies on funds, grants, and the generosity of the community to fund its growth. If you or your organization are interested in getting involved with Science Central, there are numerous ways to do so through the organization’s ongoing membership, volunteering, sponsorship, community partnership, and fundraising opportunities. Individual and corporate memberships are available on their website. Basic individual membership provides numerous benefits such as free admission for two adults at the same address and any six...

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