The Da Vinci Science Center Annual Fund supports the Center’s efforts toward bringing science to life and lives to science. The Center chooses projects, exhibits, or topics periodically to benefit from Annual Fund gifts. Annual Fund gifts can be made conveniently and safely on the web with a major credit card.
2016-2017 Appeal: Help Stop the Summer Slide
Summer vacation is a time for fun and games. However, for some children, especially those from low-income backgrounds, it means the Summer Slide – and not the kind you would find on the playground. Studies show that during students’ summer break, they can lose up to three months of grade level equivalency in math and reading. Students who are not reading at their grade level by the end of third grade are 13 times more likely to drop out of school.
Help us stop the Summer Slide by supporting the STEM summer learning experience at the Da Vinci Science Center – including our Summer Camp, field trips, outreach programs, and our featured travelling exhibit Goose Bumps!: The Science of Fear. These programs present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their interests. Scholarships will be available for at-risk youth to participate in these programs. Your gift will help us provide children with the skills they need to stay on track all while having fun.
Contact @DSC: Sharon Alexander, CFRE
, 484.664.1002, Ext. 125